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Marx Bros. Boattail Speedster

If only all cars were packed with this much style and history. This is a 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster once owned by Zeppo Marx of the infamous Marx Brothers. If that’s not cool enough for you let me lay a bit o’ history on you. This car was the focal point of a crazy bet back in the heyday of Old Hollywood. Zeppo wagered in 1932 that his Boattail could beat agent Phil Berg’s Dusenberg hands-down in an all-out race. To the winner went a whopping $10,000. That bet today would be equal to laying down $155,500! In the end, Zeppo and his Benz lost the race but dang, that car is cool.