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1936 Mercedes 230....

Boy I wonder what the story is behind this one? I know during and after WWII solders would send home all kinds of suvorniers, and a lot were not rightfully obtained. No title and supposedly no history....you just have to wonder....

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I didn't liked this one, I gone through this link and found that $65,000.00 for such a waste are not worthy
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It's a pre-war Mercedes - it's going to be expensive because there's really not a lot left. That is a very high price, but to be honest, they seem to go for that. They are rare after all and you really don't see these every day. And on top, it looks to be original & unrestored (and all parts there!). Someone's going to have a fun restoration there.
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Wow, I did not catch this one. $65K winning and only bid actually seems very reasonable for this car. It is an open prewar MB, not one of the biggest but still on Full Classic chassis - i.e. accepted by the CCCA so upon restoration you have access to their events as well as other MB and general concours events which 90% of those buying a car like this will want to do. A roadster would be the most desirable, but any open MB from this era is desirable, in the various cabriolet bodystyles offered by Sindelfingen at the time.

CT dealer Dragone Bros. recently sold a comparable car, a 320 - older restoration in a somewhat more desirable roadster vs. cab bodystyle, a one off but still smaller engine, for a LOT more money - in the 7 figure range.

As to history, a small number of MB were imported during the 30s by a NYC based distributor. A friend has one of them. This could very well be a US car. I think of the 500 - 540K cars, the number imported was around 30, and likely similar figure for the smaller 230-320 chassis cars. Proper restoration costs on this will be in the hundreds of thousands, but this is much more unusual than folks may reallize.

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