Oh Errol, won’t you buy ye a Mercedes Benz…

13 Jun





Dear fellow Flynn fans,

ever since learning that Errol purchased a Mercedes Benz while filming in Italy of 1953


I wondered where this custom made car had ended up.

Now we know, in the very capable hands of New York Yankee Reggie Jackson!

From the swashbuckler on the brinks to the straw that stirred the drinks, so to speak.

In 2006 it was resold for $ 264.000.- at an auction in Palm Springs.

I am sure it was the apple of Will Tell`s eye.


— shangheinz


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  1. Tina

    June 13, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Hi Heinz;
    What a beautiful car!
    Amazing that the car was still around in 2006, a sure plus or thumbs up for Mercedes.
    If it wouldn’t have been for this scoundrel Bruce Cabot, Errol may not have lost the car just then.
    It just is so sad that the Wilhelm Tell movie did not come about it maybe could have been a new lease on life for him.
    Take care!

  2. Gentleman Tim

    June 13, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    You’ve hit another home run, homerheinz. Is that three in a row!?!

    So good to hear Reggie got the Benz. And that it wasn’t burned to a crisp at his famous bar-b-que:…

    P.S. Though Reggie’s not my favorite Yankee, I once did have the Jacksonian honor to chant the legendary “Reggie, Reggie, Reggie” chant on the following music video (@ about 1:11):


    • shangheinz

      June 14, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Whoa Timber Tim, if that is Reggie`s garage, he must live in a ballpark of a house.

  3. Gentleman Tim

    June 14, 2015 at 6:38 am


  4. shangheinz

    July 16, 2015 at 7:49 pm


    Render unto Cooper…
    Gary perchased the same Mercedes modell as Errol in 1953.

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