Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 1168
The adventure of this incredible car started in 1963 in Milwaukee/USA. At the time, Brook Stevens worked mainly as a designer for Studebaker, who by that time were already on the brink of bankruptcy. Sherwood Egbert, Studebaker’s chairman at the time, commissioned Brook Stevens to build a number of extraordinary show cars to revitalise the marque’s image and attract new customers.
The American designer took his inspiration form the 1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK for his first concept car. It was based on a modified and shortened chassis of the Studebaker Lark Daytona Convertible and also used its V8 engine. The prototype, nicknamed Mercebaker was refused by the heads of Studebaker as