1938 Mercedes-Benz Gelandesport 170VS Alpine Racer 

Chairman's Choice at Amelia Island

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- Purported to be the first Alpine Racer built of a 10-car series
- The only example known to exist and the only one finished in Gloss Black
- Chairman's Choice at 2019 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance
- International Journalist Award at 2019 Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
- Competed in several Alpine races and earned many medals before the onset of WWII in 1939
- Discovered by Dr. William Kitto of New York while doing humanitarian work in Germany in 1950
- Imported by Kitto to the United States and given to his son
- Purchased by Calvin Grosscup in 1971 after spending 20 years in storage
- Acquired by Warren Riter of Rochester, New York in 1990
- Concours restoration initiated by Riter and completed by Horsepower Motorworks in Victor, New York
- Retains the original stamped body panels
- Aluminum and magnesium coachwork with low-cut doors, minimalist fenders and sloping trunk
- 1.9/65 HP engine with twin Solex carburetors
- ZF 4-speed manual gearbox
- Two spare tires and tool roll

Reference Number 582724

as of 8/21/2019

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Lot R476

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Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course 1 Old Golf Course Road  Phone  +1 262-275-5050  City  Monterey
Monterey, CA 93940  Fax  +1 262-275-3424  State  California
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Car 1938 Mercedes-Benz Gelandesport 170VS Alpine Racer
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