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The collector car circus came to town…

…and we got a ticket! While Hugh Jackman may be ‘The Greatest Showman’ on the big screen, that title could be contested by the real-life ringmaster that corralled a Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé and a Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Series II into the Circus Knie tent…

When the circus comes your way

Bright lights, crazy costumes, wild animals, crazy stunts, and crowds of people — who wouldn’t want to join the circus? So, when the largest one in Switzerland asked Messina Classics to visit its show, owner Christian Hembry couldn’t say no. Showing off his talents as a classic car ‘corraller’, Hembry brought with him a Prancing Horse and a rare three-pointed star from his showroom in Stuttgart to the Big Top in Rapperswil. Posing under the spotlights with some of the show’s beautiful contortionists and acrobats, the Mercedes-Benz and Ferrari fit right in with all the glitz and glamour of show business. Now, who can make them dance?

Photos: Frederik Dulay for Classic Driver 2018 ©

You can find this very 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300 S Coupé and 1967 Ferrari 330 GT 2.2 Series II listed in the Classic Driver Market, along with Messina Classics’ entire inventory.