1935 Mercedes 500 K Erdmann & Rossi side

Cars We Love: 1935 Mercedes 500 K Erdmann & Rossi

The Mercedes-Benz 500 K was Mercedes’ supercharged (K = Kompressor, or supercharger) sports car built from 1934 – 1936. The car featured surprisingly advanced equipment for the time – safety glass, hydraulic brakes, and a 12-volt electrical system that powered electric windshield wipers and door locks. Erdmann & Rossi are the Berlin-based coachbuilders who created […]

1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe

Cars We Love: 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe

This truly stunning car, designed by Bugatti founder Ettore Bugatti’s son Jean, has been called the first supercar. The prototype for the car was crafted from Elektron, a magnesium-aluminum alloy that was strong and lightweight (one-third the weight of aluminum). Unfortunately, Elektron was also highly flammable, so it couldn’t be welded. Jean Bugatti, clearly a […]