1928 Mercedes-Benz SSK Replica The best reproduction of a SSK Mercedes. The real one would cost you $10,000,000 - $12,000,000! Over $4 million just in development costs! In 1977, a large Japanese Clothing owner, who recently had his original Mercedes-Benz SSK restored, wanted a replica SSK built for daily use. They commissioned Paul Weldon of Church Green Engineering to do the work. Former F1 designer Len Terry engineered the project and in 1978 when finished the owner was so delighted with the car that he ordered another ten to be built. The Gozzy SSK replica had a purpose built chassis with the front and rear axles from the BMC range of cars. The wheels and hubs were taken from a Jaguar, and the engine and transmission were from the Mercedes-Benz 280 Series, producing roughly the same horsepower as the original 7-liter SSK monster. The ash frame and body were all hand built by English craftsmen. The outcome is a remarkable copy of the famous SSK car.