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A while ago we posted an article regarding the mix-up of a Mercedes Saloon. It is always a great thing to find out the history and to know the reason why some things happened to a car. This particular car also comes with a great story.
A few weeks ago we received a message from James Scott Chalmers, who was the former owner of the mystery Mercedes. He told us that when he bought the car, a Dodge 6 cylinder was fitted. He used it sporadically for several years. Later he installed a 1960's Mercedes Benz engine in it but unfortunately the workshop was invaded by Niteroi favela inhabitants who wanted the land where the workshop was on. The car was partially destroyed and taken apart. Luckily he still has some pictures showing the car in various stages of his ownership from 1969 and on. He owned it until 1991.
In August of this year we were in Wroclaw at the largest and most attractive veteran and classic car event in Poland. This was a sixth edition of this event. We have been there since the very beginning.
On the gardens of Topacz Castle near Wroclaw more than three hundred vehicles (cars, motorcycles, tractors and military vehicles), gathered.
Nearly 20 thousand people arrived on Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the exhibition and struggles on the sport track. Interesting cars that one could see were Horch, numerous Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, and a fine collection of cars made behind the Iron Curtain. Aside Polish participants, guest collectors from France, Lithuania, Germany, England and the Czech Republic came to Wroclaw.
From our personal collection we showed six vehicles, including Lorraine-Dietrich MHI from 1913 and Bugatti T40 from 1928. Of course, we will be there again at the 2017 Wroclaw Motoclassic (18-20 August) and hope to meet you as well!
(Words and pictures: Maciek Peda)
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