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Granite Mercedes-Benz

Koch Monument is proud to feature this granite mercedes-benz memorial which has been one of the most talked about monuments in the industry.

The car, which started as a granite block from Vermont, weighed in at over 65 tons! It took Koch Monument's skilled craftsmen over 13 months to create this beautiful masterpiece. The monument was built full scale from the car manufacturer's original blueprints.

All visible details of actual Mercedes-Benz limousine are present: head lamps, grill, windshield wipers, door handles, muffler and tailpipe, tail lights, trunk latch, hub caps. Two details omitted for fear of vandalism were the hood ornament and side view mirror.

Fine detail is what makes the sculpture look exactly like the authentic automobile. The chrome around the grill, lens of the tail light and hub caps were all accentuated with thin sandblasted lines. This technique is the same as used by ancient Roman craftsmen.

Authorized Rock of Ages Dealer Responsible
for Design, Sale and Installation:

Koch Monument - Hackensack, New Jersey

Production Dates:

Started: May 17, 1982
Completed: July 19, 1983

Material:

Sealmark Blue-Gray granite, E.L. Smith Quarry, Graniteville, Vermont

Dimensions and Weight of Rough
Quarry Block:

18-11 x 5-8 x 7-5, weight: 132,583 pounds (66 tons)

Dimensions and Weight of Finished
Quarry Sculpture:

17-0 x 5-6 x 5-0, weight: 77,804 pounds (36 tons)

Sculptor's Model:

1979 Mercedes-Benz, model 240-D, 4 door sedan. Blueprints of 240-D limousine provided by Daimler-Benz A.G., Stuttgart, West Germany.

Carving Detail:

All visible details of actual Mercedes-Benz limousine are present: head lamps, grill, windshield wipers, door handles, uffler and tailpipe, tail lights, trunk latch, hub caps. Two details omitted for fear of vandalism: hood ornament, side view mirror.

Sandblast Detail:

Fine detail that makes sculpture look exactly like authentic automobile- chrome around grill, lens of tail light and hub caps all accentuated with thin sandblasted lines. Technique is borrowed from ancient Roman craftsmen.