31 janvier 2016

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster realizes $9.9 million to set new Arizona auction record

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen. Photo: Darin Schnabel ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sothebys. PHOENIX, AZ.- A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster sold for an outstanding $9,900,000 at RM Sotheby’s Arizona Biltmore sale in Phoenix tonight to enter the history books as the most valuable automobile ever sold during the famed Arizona auction week. The previous record for an automobile sold in Arizona was held by a Ferrari 250 LM, which garnered $9.625 million at RM’s 2015 Arizona Biltmore... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2015

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé with sliding steel sunroof

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupé with sliding steel sunroof. Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Estimate €475,000 - 575,000 (£350,000 - 420,000). Photo Bonhams Chassis no. 188.014-7500020 - Engine no. 199.980-6500131 Right from the marque's creation in 1926 by the merger of Daimler-Benz and Mercedes, Mercedes-Benz's top-of-the-range models have ranked in the forefront of the world's greatest automobiles. Throughout the 1950s the company's flagship model was the 300S, a luxurious Grand Tourer in the tradition of the... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2015

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A. Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Estimate €2 million - 2.5 million (£1.5 million - 1.8 million). Photo Bonhams. Chassis no. 154076 - Engine no. 154076 - Body no. 828610 Together with its predecessor the 500 K, the magnificent Mercedes-Benz 540 K was arguably the most noteworthy production model offered by the Stuttgart firm during the 1930s, representing the pinnacle of its pre-war achievements. A development of the 500 K, whose independently suspended chassis it shared, the... [Lire la suite]
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25 mars 2015

1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D

Originally the property of Erik Charell. 1931 Mercedes-Benz 770 Cabriolet D (W 07). Coachwork by Sindelfingen. Estimate €2.3 million - 2.8 million (£1.7 million - 2.1 million). Photo Bonhams. Chassis no. 85205/R.B07/4 - Engine no. 85205 Introduced at the 1930 Paris Motor Show where it was among the highlights of the day, the sensational Mercedes-Benz 770 was an extremely elegant and extravagant motor car. It was the largest model that Mercedes-Benz had produced to date, and swiftly gained the sobriquet... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2013

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider leads latest highlights for RM's multi-million-dollar Monterey sale

1953 Ferrari 375 MM Spider by Pinin Farina. Est. Available Upon Request. Monterey 2013. Photo courtesy RM AUCTIONS BLENHEIM. ON.- Reinforcing its reputation as the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, RM Auctions announced the latest premiere offerings for its flagship two-day sale in Monterey, California, August 16–17, during the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance motoring week.  With no less than 25 cars estimated to achieve in excess of $1,000,000 each,... [Lire la suite]
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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