Chassis #35964 was first delivered to Mercedes Benz, New York in 1928. It was sent to be shown at the Los Angeles Motor Show as a rolling chassis with the hopes to lure wealthy Hollywood socialites. From this showing some famous personalities purchased the Model S like The Rowe Sister's, Al Jolson, who bought two, one for himself and one for his wife, actress Ruby Keeler. After the Motor Show Chassis 35964 was sent to Saoutchik Carrosserie in Paris to have a Cabriolet body built for its first owner Count de la Bastille of Monaco. There are only 7 Saoutchik bodies on left hand drive 'Model S' chassis, each being slightly different from the others.
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