Fraulein in ze desert…

Posted: January 11, 2023 in Compound curvature, Fotos, Obscurities
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Google translate is pretty good but it choked on the German-English translation of this unusual scene…

Published in 1937, it’s probably a Benz magazine advertorial piece of some sort. I wonder what model it is – the car? Explanatory input welcome, I don’t think Mercedes were building ML’s back then.


Wolfgang Weber


  1. Lisa says:

    Hi Mark, I love getting your emails with so much info and the photos from bygone eras are just so special.
    In relation to your MB photo, it looks a little like a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 230N Special-Order Roadster, but I could be wrong there. Just very similar.
    Have an awesome New Year and I look forward to your updates. Cheers, Lisa

    • markbisset says:

      Great to hear from you Lisa,
      Nice to know what the car is. It’s such a long time ago that I drafted that piece I’ve got no idea at all where I found that shot. It’s a beauty tho – and intriguing!?

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