The 8 Nov 1946 issue of Autocar mentions two pre-war Mercedes Grand Prix cars available in Czechoslovakia for 2500 pounds each. I believe this was in the editorial section, not in the ads. Who had them for sale?
The 13 Dec 1946 Autocar discusses a carnet for the Mercedes. Who obtained it?
The January 1947 issue of Motorsport says the car is at Rowlands of Byfleet. Who imported it?
The March 1947 Motorsport says the car is at Alta. I have also heard that BRM inspected the car. Is the latter true?
Luigi Chinetti brokered the car to Tommy Lee. The March 1947 SCCA magazine Sports Car has a picture of the car when it arrived in New York on the Queen Elizabeth. Who did Chinetti buy the car from?
Lee entered the car at Indianapolis. It then passed thru Joel Thorne who put a Sparks engine in it. It later had an Offy and was at Indy as the Safety Glass Special (story in Autosport 24 May 1957). Then Colin Crabbe and Neil Corner.
I am interested in who had the two cars in Czech, who brought the one car to England and who sold it to Chinetti. Many thanks. Another obvious question is what happened to the second car.
Edited by cabianca, 18 September 2009 - 19:04.