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1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Wins a Concours d’Elegance Award

The Concours d’Elegance is a French phrase meaning “competition of elegance”. It is an annual gathering of prestigious vehicles, which is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century France wherein nobles parade their prestigious horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris. But the age of automobiles has replaced the carts to elegant motorized vehicles. In the most recent Concours d’Elegance at Arizona Biltmore, the 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was able to bag the award as the best post-war Mercedes-Benz. Based on the photo released by Mercedes-Benz USA through Google+, the car definitely looks like a winner. It sports a glossy sky blue paint and specially-designed wheels with… Continue Reading »

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Saoutchik-designed Mercedes-Benz S Type Takes Pebble Beach Best of Show Plum

A 1928 Mercedes-Benz S Type designed by famed coachbuilder Jacques Saoutchik took home the Best of Show award at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. You kind of expect top-tier automakers like Merc to keep winning these awards, but once you realize that this is the seventh time the company fielded a car that won the Best of Show plum, then you’ll realize just how consistently good Merc is. Saoutchik received the S Type chassis on August 2, 1928 and delivered it to New York’s Charles Levine sometime around December of that same year. The current owners, Paul and Judy Andrews out of Texas, had the vintage car restored first… Continue Reading »

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1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Fetches $11.77M in Auction

While previously considered as a potentially record-setting vintage car, the rare 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster owned by Prussian baroness Gisela von Krieger and her family still managed to snag a pretty sum. The vehicle’s final number at the Pebble Beach auction was $11.77 million. Gooding & Co. expected the vehicle to shatter the world record for a vehicle’s auction price, with the same auctioneer setting that figure—a cool $16.4 million—with the sale of a 1957 Testarossa last year. Those expectations are based on the rarity of this vintage Mercedes-Benz model, not to mention the fact that this Special Roadster was owned only by a couple of von Krieger nobility…. Continue Reading »

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