Some of the most remarkable models in the German car manufacturer’s history will go on the auction block on July 12, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany. This exceptional auction marks the start of a new partnership between Bonhams and Mercedes. ”We share an idea with Bonhams: Both of us stand for unique and authentic vehicles,” said Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic at Daimler AG. “We regard classic vehicles as a key heritage for society. And valuing authenticity plays an important role in this.”
Although the complete sales catalog is not yet available, a few cars have been announced, including a 1909 Mercedes with 35hp. This antique model is expected to draw between $660,000 to $935,000 at auction.
Also, a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ with a remarkable history is set to go under the hammer. The estimate is undisclosed.
Group motoring director at Bonhams James Knight, said: “This is arguably the most historic 300SL Gullwing extant and is the latest consignment to the auction at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.”