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A Fleet of 120 Vintage and Rare European Sports Cars Head for Auction

Gene Ponder, a Texan tycoon and car collector, is about to put up for auction over 120 vintage European sports cars that he bought over the years. These include Mercedes, Ferraris, Bugattis, MGs, and some replicas of ultra-rare cars. According to Ponder, he passionately built his collection over 15 years because European sports cars happened to be his “true love”. Among them is a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, which he regularly brought to car shows. It also includes an all-stock 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC, one of the 14 1935 MG PB Airline Coupes that were ever made, and a replica of a 1936 Bugatti Atlantic built with authentic parts… Continue Reading »

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1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR 300 Uhlenhaut: The Most Expensive Car in the World

The three-pointed star marque now has the bragging rights over having the most expensive car in the world. Behold, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR 300 Uhlenhaut! The car was auctioned off in an event run and hosted by RM Sotheby’s at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany on May 5, 2022. The hammer price of the auto was a staggering $142.9 million taking the crown away from the Ferrari 250 GTO as the most expensive car in the world at $70 million. The record-breaking occasion was only participated in by a few handpicked guests. The identity of the new owner remains a mystery, but the winning bid came from a British… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher’s Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Wagon Goes to Auction

When Michael Schumacher joined Mercedes GP Petronas Formula 1 Team back in 2010, one of the perks he got was a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG wagon as a company car. He drove the car for seven months before it changed ownership in July of that same year. From then on, it changed hands two more times until the auction, which will be held at Bonhams on February 3. Based on the ad, the car has 152,000 km (94,450 mi) on its clock. The seller claims that it is in good technical, visual, and running condition. Its original parts have also been maintained to this date. According to the last owner who… Continue Reading »

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Check Out This Recently Auctioned Pagani Zonda R Evolution

The Pagani Zonda R  Evolution is considered to be the masterpiece of the famed Horacio Pagani. Thus, it is ultra-expensive and super rare. It is estimated that only 10 to 15 samples of the super coupe were launched in the market from 2009 to 2011. One of them, which was claimed to be the 5th to be rolled out from the production line, was recently auctioned by RM Sotheby’s for an undisclosed amount. The Zonda R is basically a track-focused modification of the road-legal Zonda F. However, Pagani claims that the two only have 10% common parts. Mercedes F1 driver Lewis Hamilton happens to own a commissioned variant of the… Continue Reading »

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Very Rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe to be Auctioned at Pebble Beach

A Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Coupe is set to go under the hammer at Pebble Beach this coming August. Gooding & Company is looking to sell the very rare car between $8.5 and $10 million. So what makes it so expensive? 1 of 25 Ever Built The 1998 CLK GTR was originally built for the FIA GT Championship back in 1997. Only 25 samples of the unit were ever made based on the new CLK Coupe at that time, and the car here happens to be the ninth that was produced under the coupe versions. Only 1,442 Kilometers on the Clock Another selling point of the vehicle is its very… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series Up For Sale By Hemmings

The Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series may already be more than a decade old, but its appeal does not appear to age. Even now, it never fails to impress. Only 350 units of the car were made from 2008 to 2011, and 175 of them were shipped to the U.S. One of them is now up for sale by Hemmings in Miami, Florida. The SL 65 Black Series comes in Steel Gray paint. Its exterior is also highlighted by its new front lip, rear diffuser, engine cover, and trunk lid spoiler all made from carbon fiber. In addition, it features dual AMG Performance exhaust ports, bi-xenon headlamps with Active… Continue Reading »

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1 of 50 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Widebody Gets Auctioned

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG 6.0 Widebody two-door coupe is a rare gem for car collectors. Only 50 samples of the vehicle were ever made, and we doubt that all of them survived the test of time. One of them, which happens to be in almost pristine condition, will be auctioned by RM Sotherby’s. Powertrain The 31-year-old coupe was customized by AMG back when the company was merely an aftermarket tuner of Mercedes-Benz. It features a 6.0-liter fuel-injected V8 M117 engine with a modified crankshaft, four-piston brake calipers, and four Bilstein shock absorbers. The setup allows the power unit to peak at 385 hp. Exterior and Interior Design The… Continue Reading »

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