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RSS Monterey: 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo takes 2012 Pebble Beach Best of Show

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A 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo has taken the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show. Owned by Paul & Judy Andrews of White Settlement, Texas, the low-windshield 680S spent 30 years in storage before receiving a total restoration. This particular car bowed under the lights of the New York Auto Show in 1928 and was subsequently sold to Frederick Henry Bedford. A supercharged 6.8-liter engine good for somewhere between 200 and 300 horsepower sits snugged between those arching fenders.

Speaking of fenders, this year's winner boasts bodywork by famed French coach builder Jacques Saoutchik. This year's Concours d'Elegance featured an entire class of Saoutchik creations, including a beautiful Hispano-Suiza H6C Dubonnet Xenia Streamliner.

The 680S Saoutchik Torpedo marks the seventh Mercedes-Benz to take home the Best of Show price. The last Silver Arrow to do the deed did so in 2001.

You can see photos of the 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo at this year's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in the gallery above.

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