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Feature: 1940 Mercedes Benz Rometsch Cabriolet

A lifetime of car hunting culminates with the discovery of a one-off coach-built 1940 Mercedes-Benz Cabriolet

On display at The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering,, August 2023
On display at The Quail, A Motorsport Gathering,, August 2023

The Barn Find of a Lifetime

There is just something about a weathered, unrestored original car that is intriguing. When presented a at car show, the beat-up original car (much to the chagrin of the guy parked next to it with the $30,000 paint job) will always have a crowd around it. It provokes the imagination and raises questions. Where was it found? Why was it stored for so long? Who owned it? What’s the story of this car? The story can be as or more interesting than the car itself sometimes. In the case of this barn find Mercedes, both the car and the story are very interesting indeed.

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