11 août 2013

Mercedes-Benz

Inside Ralph Lauren's Garage. Vanity Fair
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13 juillet 2013

Juan Manuel Fangio's Mercedes becomes most valuable car ever sold at auction

The 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Single-Seater breaks the following auction world records: Most valuable motor car ever sold at auction, Most valuable Formula 1 racing car ever sold, Most valuable Mercedes-Benz. Photo: Bonhams LONDON.- Automotive history was made at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale today, when the car that took five-time champion Juan Manuel Fangio to the second of his Formula 1 world titles achieved a record-breaking figure of £19,601,500 (US$29,650,095, €22,701,864).  The car becomes the... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2012

Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance @ RM Auctions

  1934 Packard Twelve Convertible Victoria by Dietrich. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions. BLENHEIM, ON.- RM Auctions, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, has announced an exceptional roster of automobiles for its highly-anticipated Amelia Island sale, March 10 in Northeast Florida. Returning to the prestigious Ritz-Carlton Hotel, the well-established sale – now in its 14th year – will present a magnificent roster of 100 blue-chip automobiles as it looks to build... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2011

RM Auctions Sets New World Record for a Mercedes-Benz Sold @ Auction in Monterey Sale

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. Photo: Shooterz.biz ©2011 Courtesy of RM Auctions MONTEREY, CA.- RM Auctions, the world’s largest collector car auction house, continued its strong track record in Monterey, California last night, setting a new world record for a Mercedes-Benz sold at auction and selling 12 automobiles for individual million-dollar-plus results. The star of the night, a spectacular 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster, chassis number 154140 (pictured), attracted spirited bidding in the room and on... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen. Photo RM Auctions 180 hp, 5,401 cc, OHV supercharged straight eight-cylinder, four-speed manual transmission with pre-select on 3rd and 4th gear, independent front suspension by unequal length wishbones and coil springs, rear swing axles with trailing arms and coil springs, four-wheel vacuum-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5" - Estimate: Available Upon Request- One of a limited few transitional 500 K-540 K Sport Cabriolet A models- 100-point... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster by Sindelfingen

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster by Sindelfingen. Chassis No.105380. Photo RM Auctions 5,018 cc inline eight-cylinder supercharged overhead valve engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 129.5". Estimate: $4,000,000-$5,000,000 US- Offered from the Lyon Family Collection- 1935 Berlin Motor Show Car- Rare coachwork on desirable supercharged eight-cylinder Mercedes- Recent inspection by experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic GermanyAt the beginning of the Thirties it became apparent that... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster by Sindelfingen

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster by Sindelfingen. Chassis No.408383. Photo RM Auctions 115/180 hp, 5,401 cc supercharged overhead valve inline eight-cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes, independent coil spring front and rear suspension. Wheelbase: 129.5" - Estimate: $3,500,000-$4,500,000 US- From the Lyon Family Collection- Very desirable five-speed transmission- Recent inspection by veteran experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic Germany- Delivered new to Horn brothers in... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2011

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. Chassis No. 154140. Photo RM Auctions 5,401 cc supercharged overhead valve inline eight-cylinder engine with driver activated and gear driven Roots type supercharger, twin updraft pressurized carburetors, four-speed transmission with synchromesh on third and a dog clutch on fourth, independent wishbone coil front suspension, independent swing arm rear suspension, and four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Estimate:  Available Upon Request-Offered from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2011

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe @ RM's Monterey Sale

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe. Photos RM Auctions © 2011 RM Auctions Chassis No.198.0405500621 2,996 cc OHC inline six-cylinder engine with “sport” camshaft, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5"- Just two California-based owners from new; one of only 1,400 built - Includes original Rudge wheels, belly pans, fitted luggage, “sport” camshaft and more- Comprehensively restored and recently detailed by Kevin Kay Restorations - An iconic design... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2011

"L’Art de l’automobile. Chefs-d’œuvre de la collection Ralph Lauren" @ Musée des Arts Décoratifs

Jaguar XK120 Roadster, 1950. Collection Ralph Lauren © Photo Michael Furman Une exposition rendant hommage à l’automobile n’est pas tout à fait une première dans l’histoire de l’institution. En 1970, Les Arts Décoratifs présentaient une sélection de voitures de compétition « Bolides Design ». Un jury particulier issu du monde de l’art et du design avait alors été constitué autour de François Mathey pour composer cette exposition, Les designers 30e Colombo, Roger Talion, Pio Manzu, les artistes Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jean Tinguely,... [Lire la suite]