1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK "'Count Trossi'"

After a stormy start, when this SSK was sent to Japan in 1928 and — unsold — sent back, it was bought by racecar driver Count Carlo Trossi. As legend has it, Trossi sketched this body on a cocktail napkin, and English coachbuilder Willy White built it. With a thundering, 7-liter supercharged 6-cylinder engine and outside pipes, it defines a generation.

( © Photo Michael Furman / June 13, 2011 )

After a stormy start, when this SSK was sent to Japan in 1928 and — unsold — sent back, it was bought by racecar driver Count Carlo Trossi. As legend has it, Trossi sketched this body on a cocktail napkin, and English coachbuilder Willy White built it. With a thundering, 7-liter supercharged 6-cylinder engine and outside pipes, it defines a generation.

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