1934 Mercedes-Benz Count Trossi SSK - The best Porsche-designed Mercedes-Benz, the 'S' or 'W-06' class cars and trucks were powered by a supercharged, in-line six cylinder engine with overhead camshaft, two updraft carburetors, and also twin ignition. About 372 of these Sport models were generated between 1927 as well as 1934. Forty-two of them were SSKs (for Super Sporting activity Kurz or Short), short framework two-seaters which might reach 115 Miles Per Hour with the Sindelfingen manufacturing facility body. The first car particularly developed to be owned when traveling as well as on the racetrack, it confirmed to be remarkably successful at such locations as LeMans, Monaco, and also the Mille Miglia.
1934 Mercedes-Benz Count Trossi SSK
When this framework was finished in 1930 the manufacturing facility auto racing program was over, leaving readily available a couple of unique parts for usage on the last of the road vehicles. Two instances on this engine were greater compression pistons and also the distinguished 'elephant blower' or supercharger. The factory compensation documents reveal that this chassis (without a body) wased initially shipped to Tokyo, where it was unable to attract a purchaser. After returning briefly to the factory, it took a trip to Milan where Mercedes-Benz representative Carlo Saporiti marketed it to Count Carlo Felice Trossi. During our research study for the repair, the Trossi family archives produced 2 renderings from an unidentified, independent coachbuilder which were composed from the Matter's individual illustrations of the open roadster without top (aperto) that you see below.
At the 1993 Pebble Coastline Concours d'Elegance, this joint effort was compensated with Best of Program. The Matter Trossi SSK has actually considering that been bestowed a Best of Show decision at the Field Creek Hall Concours d'Elegance as well as by its incorporation in the 'Moving Charm' display at the Montreal Gallery of Penalty Arts, both in 1995, as well as with the Celebrity of Excellence Prize at the 1996 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.