The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, which was put on sale by RM Auctions Sotheby’s a few days ago, was finally sold. The pre-war car with only 10,277 miles in its odometer fetched a whopping $9.9 million price tag last Friday. The cost of the classic car beat the previous record set in Arizona. The said record was held by the same seller for a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM worth $9.6 million, based on WZZM13. Despite the expensive tag, the 1937 Mercedes failed to reach its expected price of $10 million to $13 million. The source also noted that the most expensive car sold at a public auction to date was a… Continue Reading »
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RM Sotheby’s will have a special item up for sale next month, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Sportabteilung’ Gullwing, as shown on a gtspirit.com report. This unique car is among the four units in the world designed for racing. It was able to place second at the Tour de France in 1955 with Sir Stirling Moss in the driver’s seat. The car was named ‘Sportabteilung’ since the competition department of Mercedes-Benz completed this 300 SL. Instead of using the lightweight alloy typically used on a standard car, it comes with a standard steel body to increase its strength against stress normally associated with competitive driving. The chassis number of particular… Continue Reading »
A 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is set to go under the hammer today as part of “The Pinnacle Portfolio” at RM Sotheby’s, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The luxury supercar was designed to compete against the Porsche Carrera GT and Ferrari Enzo in terms of performance. However, it does hold an advantage over its two rivals, the luxury if offers to potential buyers in the market. This particular luxury supercar features a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine that is capable of producing 617 HP of power. Its powertrain combines with a 5-speed Speedshift R automatic transmission system of AMG to drive the wheels in the rear. Due to this,… Continue Reading »
On August 13 an extremely rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The gullwing is part of the “The Pinnacle Portfolio” offered through the auction house, and industry watchers expect it fetch at least $5.5 million. The auction is one of the events associated with the Monterey Car Week and is held together with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This particular Gullwing is different front other similar luxury vehicles due to its aluminum body. Mercedes-Benz produced only 29 of these aluminum-bodied 300 SLs, which is around two percent of the total production run of the iconic sports car…. Continue Reading »
A total of €13 million was raised in the Mercedes-Benz auction of Bonhams, which was higher the results of the previous year, as indicated on a report from gtspirit.com. This year’s auction, which was held with the support of the Mercedes-Benz Museum, sold nearly 93 percent of the lots by value. Among the top lot in the auction was a remarkable 1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A. It was also the first time a 540K was offered in a public auction, which resulted to a buildup of excitement of both room and online bidders. The Hammer finally fell at the €2,760,000 bid of a private buyer from Germany. A 1931 Mercedes-Benz… Continue Reading »
A very rare 1961 replica of a 1928 Mercedes SSK sports car was announced for auction recently. According to a ChronicleLive report, the vintage car will be going under the gavel on November 1 at Village Auctions in North Tyne Industrial Estate, Benton. Although the two-seater car was inspired by the design of the 1928 Mercedes SSK, its engine was from a Volkswagen Beetle. It seems the car has received additional minor customization as well, looking at the new badges that were placed into its steering wheel and bumper. The source claimed the price of the replica roadster has been set between £5,000 to £7,000. About the Original 1928 Mercedes SSK It should be noted… Continue Reading »
Formula 1 legend and five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio’s Mercedes W196 car fetched a total amount of £17.5 million in an auction at Goodwood Festival of Speed. According to BBC News, the amount may seem absurd for a car that is nearly 60 years old. However, the source explained that the Mercedes W196 is not just a common antique car because it has a very colorful history. Fangio actually used the Mercedes W196 to secure victory in two Grand Prix in 1954. These are the Swiss and German Grand Prix. The report said that the Mercedes W196 was sold to an unnamed private buyer through telephone.