MERCEDES BENZ SSK “COUNT TROSSI”... One of the most revered sports cars in the world, it features the most dramatic body of them all. It’s nicknamed after Carlo Trossi, its first owner. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the series started with the 1927 Type 680 S. Only five original SSKs survive today and each is a ‘holy grail’ among car collectors. More photos here... http://www.retronaut.co/2010/01/mercedes-benz-ssk-count-trossi/ Mercedes Benz Ssk, Ralph Lauren, Sports Cars, Mercedesbenz Ssk, Ssk Counted, 1930 Mercedesbenz, Ralphlauren, Merc Benz, Counted Trossi
MERCEDES BENZ SSK “COUNT TROSSI” “Named after Carlo Trossi, its first owner, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, the series started with the 1927 Type 680 S. Only five original SSKs survive today. Trossi bought and sold this car several times from when he first registered it in 1932 through 1949. It eventually ended up with Ralph Lauren” - Supercars.net
1930 Mercedes-Benz 710 SSK Trossi Roadster This car is 83 years old. It is so ahead of its – and our – time that it has practically lapped itself. It is the legendary Mercedes Benz Trossi SSK, the last car that Ferdinand Porsche designed before he started his own company. (That would be Porsche). Only five still exist, and this one was owned by Count Trossi himself. Its now owned by Ralph Lauren, and you can watch the light rays surrender at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Ralph Lauren's 1930 Mercedes-Benz SSK "Count Trossi", a modified version for Italian constructor and racing driver Count Carlo Felice Trossi. The regular SSK took several grand prix victories as well as the 1931 Mille Miglia in Italy. This is less than 40 made (including about 20 just for racing) and could hit 120 mph with its 7.1 litre engine that produced between 200 and 300 hp and over 500 lb-ft of torque.
Benz, before the merger with Daimler to become Daimler-Benz (the company) and the car name became Mercedes Benz