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  Mercedes-Benz 680 S Cadogan Tourer
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1928
Designed by:Cadogan
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:September 10, 2012
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Chassis: 35906
Ordered new by a retired British army officer, this 680 S was delivered as a rolling chassis to Cadogan Motors ltd. Similar in design to the factory four-seater Tourer bodies, the coachwork created by Cadogan was considerably lighter due to the extensive use of fabric for the skin. The car was completed in the Spring of 1928, the Captain used the car extensively on the road, keeping notes on how the car performed. In around 1931, the standard gearbox was replaced by a more driver friendly Wilson pre-selector gearbox. At around the same time, the Captain also had a special garage made to house the Mercedes.

This has been the home for the unique Cadogan 680 S for over 80 years now. It was taken off the road in 1952 and sat unused on axle stands until 2005. At that point in time, the car was carefully and in great secrecy brought back to life by the original owner's grandson as a 75th birthday present for his father. Marque-expert Alan Hancock did the work, which was mainly limited to general maintenance like a fresh set of tyres and tweaks to the brakes and transmission. Once restarted, the big six cylinder engine ran remarkably well and thanks to the aged exhaust system proved a throaty birthday present. The family has now decided to part with the car and the effectively one owner, highly original Mercedes will be offered in the 2012 Bonhams Revival sale on September 15th. The pre-sale estimate is GBP 1.5 - 2 million.


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