1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer takes top award at Pebble Beach

Aug 23, 2017 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
Congratulations to McCaw and his ride for this great honor!

A unique silver and blue 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer has won the “Best of Show” at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The original owner of this gorgeous classic car is Francis Curzon, the 5th Earl of Howe as well as Co-founder of the British Racing Drivers’ Club who has received many prestigious prizes including 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1931. At the present, the Tourer belongs to the collector Bruce R. McCaw from Washington.

Bruce R. McCaw driving the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer

The Tourer belongs to the collector Bruce R. McCaw from Washington

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As claimed by the current owner, the blue paint scheme of the ’29 Barker Tourer was inspired by a dress made of peacock feathers from the 1850s. Outside, the beautiful Mercedes-Benz restored all traits of a vintage roadster with a long hood, original Marchal lighting equipment, low-cut doors, chrome-plated wheel lugs and more. More impressively, the car’s “heart” is a powerful 7.0L supercharged straight-six engine.

Side view of the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer

The ’29 Barker Tourer's paint was inspired by a dress made of peacock feathers from the 1850s

“This Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer is a combination of speed, style, and power,” exclaimed Sandra Button, Concours Chairman. “Somehow these three elements - along with those fantastic torpedo running boards - become the very definition of elegance.”

To take the top trophy at this year’s car event, the 1929 Mercedes-Benz S Barker Tourer outshone 204 cool vehicles and concepts from all corners of the world. What a great honor of McCaw!

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