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Lot 126

1928 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg Limousine

  • Chassis no. F50553
  • Engine no. M50535

Sold for kr. 896,000


This lot will be sold with the following documents: Bill of Sale





Prior to their 1926 merger, Mercedes and Benz were both known for sporting cars, so it was only natural that the post-nuptial hyphenated marque would continue in that idiom. And so, it is that of the SS and SSK cars and their 500K and 540K brethren who come first to mind. Frequently forgotten are the touring automobiles that continued to emanate from the Stuttgart stable through World War II.



In contrast to the sports cars, they had side-valve engines, flat radiators and artillery-spoke wheels. They were named for German towns, the smallest being Stuttgart and the mid-range Mannheim. Further up the line was the straight eight Nürburg, with either a 4,622 or 4,918 cc engine and, at the top, the Typ 770 Grosser Mercedes. From 1931, the Nürburg was re-named “500” and built through 1939.



A right-hand drive near-original car, this Nürburg limousine bears an older repaint in dark red with black wings. The interior is clearly unrestored, the black leather of the driver’s compartment showing definite age and wear but no tears. Inner door panels are in matching leather and are also original to the car. The steering wheel is well worn. The instruments are in English units, the odometer showing some 44,000 miles. The passenger compartment, in striped cloth of a red hue, remains nice, although slightly worn in places. There are two folding jump seats and blinds on all windows, including the division window in front.



The engine is the earlier 4-1/2 litre version, and its black paint shows some surface rust. The undercarriage is similarly original.



One of the earlier cars to be acquired by the Aalholm Automobil Museum, this Nürburg limousine has been well preserved and is remarkable in its originality. It is an excellent candidate for restoration, or it could be selectively upgraded as desired.





Før deres fusion i 1926 var Mercedes og Benz begge kendte for sportsvogne, så det var kun naturligt at beholde begge navne med tilføjelse af en bindestreg. Og som sådan er det SS- og SSK-biler og de beslægtede 500K og 540K, man først kommer til at tænke på. Ofte glemmes dog de turvogne, som fortsatte med at strømme fra Stuttgart helt indtil anden verdenskrigs afslutning.



I modsætning til sportsvognene havde de motorer med side-ventiler, flade kølere og artilleri-egede hjul. De blev opkaldt efter tyske byer, hvor den mindste hed Stuttgart og den lidt større Mannheim. I den højere ende af serien kom rækkeotter-modellen Nürburg med enten en 4,622 eller 4,918cc motor og helt i toppen kom Typ 770 Grosser Mercedes. Fra 1931 blev Nürberg omdøbt til "500" og blev bygget frem til 1939.



Denne højrestyrede, næsten originale Nürburg limousine bærer en ældre omlakering i mørkerød med sorte skærme. Interiøret er tydeligvis urestaureret, det sorte læder i førerhuset viser bestemt sin alder og brug, men ingen revner. De indre dørpaneler er i matchende læder og er ligeledes originale. Rattet er noget slidt. Instrumenterne er i engelske enheder, og kilometertælleren viser ca. 44.000 miles. Passagerkabinen, som er udført i stribet stof med en rød nuance, fremstår pæn men dog slidt visse steder. Der er to klapsæder og rullegardiner for alle vinduer, herunder skillevinduet fortil.



Motoren er den tidlige 4-1/2 liter udgave og dens sorte maling viser noget overfladerust. Undervognen er ligeledes original.



Denne Nürburg limousine er en af de tidlige biler i Aalholm Automobil Museum samling og er velbevaret og bemærkelsesværdig original. Den er en glimrende kandidat til restaurering eller kunne opgraderes mere selektivt efter behov.

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