Car of the Week #10 answer

1955 Mercedes Benz 300B

The identity of our first Concours ‘Mystery Car’, posted on 20 June, was correctly identified very quickly by Stuart Davey as being the one-off  1955 Mercedes-Benz 300B, with striking coupe coachwork by Pininfarina.  Well done Stuart, you have won a pair of tickets to this September’s Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace.

Pininfarina’s styling of this unique Mercedes-Benz 300B Coupe is a blend of other cars of the period, with hints of Facel Vega, Bentley and Pininfarina’s later Lancia Flaminia Coupe. This 300B is one only three Pininfarina-bodied Mercedes-Benz cars built in the mid-1950s, each with a distinctively different body.  This one-off coupe will be seen for the first time in the UK at the 2014 Concours of Elegance.