• Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Reference number 
    18701-55
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

- Built to the order of Count Philipp Constantin von Berckheim, winner of the 1952 Mille Miglia - Fitted from new with 4.11 rear axle – the lowest ratio option - Beneficiary of a full body off restoration by marque specialists HK Engineering (Photographic book on file) - Winner of Great Marques – Mercedes, London Concours 2022 - Extensively featured in the definitive Palawan Press book ‘Gullwing’ by Anthony Pritchard - Complete with original belly pans and fitted luggage - One of the finest Gullwings available anywhere This stunning example was built to order for Count Philipp Constantin von Berckheim who was of significant importance for both Daimler Benz and Porsche. A Gentleman racer of note, he won the 1952 Mille Miglia Gran Turismo 1.5 Class in a Porsche 356 Gmünd Coupe 1500 with co-driver Giovanni Lurani. Tragedy struck the Count whilst campaigning in the Carrera Pan Americana when a crash left the Count wheelchair bound, closing the chapter on his impressive racing career. Disability didn’t prevent the Count from wanting the very best the automotive industry had to offer. He commissioned Daimler Benz to build something extra special and the craftsmen of the Sindelfingen works did not fail to disappoint. The car was totally unique, a Mercedes 600 Grosser State Landaulet, all other Landaulets produced were Pullmans but he had this car tailor made to make room for his wheelchair. Following 4 owners in the USA and repatriated back home to


DD Classics
97-101 North Road
Kew
TW94HJ
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Danny
Last name 
Donovan

Phone 
+44-2088783355
Mobile phone 
+44-7850888880