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Marx Brothers' 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster headed to auction

by Noah Joseph (RSS feed) on Jun 6th, 2010 at 6:33PM

It may look glamorous to outsiders, but life as a Hollywood mogul can get a little monotonous. Hence, it comes as little surprise when we hear of celebrities making all manner of crazy wagers. The most memorable is arguably the one that took place in 1932 between Zeppo Marx and agent Phil Berg. Marx bet that his 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster could leave Berg's Duesenberg in the dust, and the two put $10,000 on the table - a dizzying amount of cash at the time. Off they went to the dry lakes outside north Hollywood, along with more than a thousand spectators, to settle the bet.... Read More

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