1911 Mercedes-Benz 28/50hp tourer

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

In one fam­ily’s own­er­ship since 1957, here was what could truly be de­scribed as an older restora­tion, a bus body hav­ing been fit­ted be­fore ac­quis­tion. The ‘Roi des Belges’ tourer body it was fit­ted with was built in the early 1960s and looked the part, mix­ing grav­i­tas with sen­si­ble pro­por­tions. The paint was cer­tainly go­ing home but the pan­el­work was pretty good, while the nicely mel­lowed in­te­rior was a good rea­son why preser­va­tion is bet­ter than re­place­ment. Lit­tle used in re­cent years, but said to be in run­ning con­di­tion, here was a car enough to make any real en­thu­si­ast’s eyes go prickly – it was that cap­ti­vat­ingly hon­est.

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