Luxurious and sporty ’38 Mercedes-Benz 320 n combination coupe will be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and driven on the Tour d’Elegance.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the 78 horsepower Type 320 (W 142) in 1937. The comfortable and powerful six-cylinder model of the luxury class was built in two wheelbases and countless body variants – like the Type 290 (W 18) before it. They produced the shorter Type 320 n with a 113.4 inch wheelbase for two years, while the Type 320 with a 129.9 inch wheelbase was built until 1942 (with a 3.4-liter engine from 1939). The 320 n combination coupe presented itself as a sporty elegant version of the W 142 model series – just like the available Cabriolet A, below. It will be driven on the road at the world-class classic car event on Thursday, August 15. It will join other classics participating in the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance. PEBBLE BEACH:’38 MERCEDES-BENZ 320!
At its market launch it had a list price of 12,300 marks and was therefore around 3,300 marks more expensive than the sedan with a sliding sunroof. Back then, the term combination coupe described a cabriolet with a detachable hardtop. The vehicle from the Mercedes-Benz Classic collection taking part in the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance, underlines an enduring legacy of automotive elegance with its two-tone red and black paint. Powered by an inline Six displacing 3,208 cc and rated at 78 horsepower at 4,000 rpm, it had a top speed of 81 mph.
The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance will start at 9 AM, Thursday August 15 on Portola Road in Pebble Beach and end in Carmel-by-the-Sea. This tour of significant classics will arrive back at Pebble Beach around 2 PM. The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance partially follows the legendary 17 Mile Drive coastal route along California’s Monterey peninsula.
The Mercedes-Benz Star Lounge at Pebble Beach offers fascinating insight into the tradition and motorsport heritage of the oldest luxury car brand in the world. For more information about PEBBLE BEACH: ’38 MERCEDES-BENZ 320! at the 2019 Concours & Tour, please visit https://emercedesbenz.com/autos/mercedes-benz/classic/2019-pebble-beach-tour-delegance/