This car belonged
to a range of Mercedes sports racers which began
in 1926 with the K and continued in 1927 with the
S and in 1928 with the SS and SSKL. The SS (short
for Super Sports) had a 7.1 litre 225 bhp engine.
Caracciola won the 128 German Grand Prix on the
Nurburgring, driving an SS for the first time.
The first issue of
this Yesteryear model is a keenly sought after
variation. This issue has the rear axle
differential cast into the baseplate. It was
found that assembling the rear axle with this
detail in place was quite difficult and was soon
removed. Only two other variations exist within
our time period. These either have black textured
or black smooth rear luggage trunk.
The first issue
cannot normally be found below £100 whilst the
other issues are usually £20-£40 in mint boxed