…for sale, with an extremely detailed history:
Apparently, this was a special-order vehicle, and it was ordered by none other than the Studebaker-Packard Corp., of South Bend, Indiana! Since it immediately passed into the hands of George Mennen (owner of the Mennen company), I am going to assume that he had some sort of “in” with the folks at Studebaker, but that is just a guess. Studebaker was the US distributor for Mercedes in those days, but I think that the mega-wealthy Mr. Mennen had some sort of connection with Studebaker in order for them to have done this for him.
In any event, the amount of detail provided about this car is nothing short of fascinating, IMHO.