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vor 36 Minuten schrieb a.j.z:

A b/w usually means that the colour would give too much information. So a bold guess: Bugatti?

No Bugatti. The car is red but that doesn’t help much. b/w because you can better focus on body shape/lines.

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1 hour ago, Graham (G4FUJ) said:

Italian, Alfa Romeo?


Even my 1925 RL-SS factory body car had front hinged doors. Our Zagato bodied 1935 8C2600 Corsa likewise. 


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It is not a one off, it was serial made by a known, established maker although not many may have survived. So this is generally an interesting classic car. And it´s fun to see your heads smoking 😉 

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Is it by any chance British, Ronald?

For some reason Singer Nine comes into my head yet although they were produced with both 'suicide' and front-hinged doors I thought they usually didn't have running boards.

Another snap / crop might be useful (he said hopefully)........



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John, you are on a very good trace but not quite there yet (year/exact model/type). This is not what MB officially called the later Sport Roadster which looked a bit different too (and had front hinged doors and a different front fender). I think that my car is sometimes wrongly called with the addition "Sport Roadster" (especially in the Internet and sometimes even in classic car publications) but wasn’t internally called so by MB. To be 100% sure I’d need a look into the MB company archive, maybe I´m wrong here. The 230 was build between 1938 and 1943. This is not a 230 but an early relative.


edit: Many sources call it "Sport-Roadster", from the body design it is one but the engine lacks power. The successor looks more elegant and has more power.

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This car is quite rare today (assume more 500/540K have survived) and was underestimated for a long time (not only moneywise). The model series was very important for Mercedes although the successor series had a much larger production volume.

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