The RM Auctions Arizona 2013 sale will be held January 18th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix, with a handpicked selection of some 80 collector cars crossing the block at the 14th annual auction. In addition to a fantastic trio of Shelbys which headlining early entries for the 2013 RM Auctions Arizona sale, one more rare car – Mercedes-Benz 300Sc will be the highlight of upcoming event. One of 49 examples produced and featuring coachwork by Sindelfingen, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet, chassis 188.013.6500077, has an estimated price of $800,000–$1,000,000.
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300Sc Cabriolet
Considered by many to be the “ultimate” 300, the 300Sc was introduced in 1955, and features 175 bhp, 2,996 cc overhead-cam fuel-injected inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs, rear swing axles with coil springs, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 114.25 in.
The car’s dark blue paint is in excellent condition, with straight body panels and impeccable chrome. The blue top is just as fine, complemented by the grey leather upholstery, which exhibits only the slightest amount of wear. The luggage remains in excellent condition and displays little-to-no wear.
It is also important to note that this one of Mercedes-Benz’s most desirable post-war products, chassis 6500077 is astoundingly nicely documented, including correspondence from previous owners.
Only 200 examples were produced in three different body styles, and this is one of them.
Highly desirable and considered by many to be the “ultimate” 300, the 300Sc was introduced in 1955
Driving an Italian convertible is one of the great joys in life. Straight out of the 1950’s, Fiat’s retro-modern supermini is now available with a mega-sunroof that qualifies it as a cabriolet, but doesn’t sacrifice safety or style. In fact, it probably has even more character than the coupe and at $20,000 is the lowest-priced 4-seat convertible you can buy. Load some Puccini into your iPod, plug it in and transport yourself to Italia as you head to Pizza Hut for lunch.
Porsche 911 Turbo S Edition 918 Spyder
To mark the launch of the production version of Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid, German car makers revealed a special edition of the 911 Turbo S. Called the 911 Turbo S “Edition 918 Spyder”, it’s essentially the same as the standard Turbo S, only with some extra decals, special colors and unique trim.
The model will be limited, as you would expect, to 918 units, and will be available exclusively to customers ordering the 918 Spyder Hybrid. It features similar exterior colors, carbon-fiber elements inside and out, enhanced leather equipment and numerous acid-green accents on items such as the brake calipers, illuminated sill plates, interior stitching and instrument cluster needles. All units will get a limited-edition badge on the glove compartment door, which will match the same production number as the customer’s 918 Spyder.
Winston Churchill’s Daimler DB18 Drophead CoupeSir Winston Churchill’s Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe, currently on display at the Brooklands Museum, forms the highlight of the Historics at Brooklands auction on Saturday December 4th. Featuring coachwork by the Carlton Carriage Co, the historical Daimler DB18 (Chassis Number: 49531), was used by the British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill during 1944 and 1949 election campaigns.
The car had previous owners in the US, Germany, UK and even an Iranian Prince, but it’s been fully restored by the revered restorer, E. Thiesen of Hamburg, Germany with €140,000. It is now expected to fetch offers in the region of £200,000 to £250,000. Churchill’s Daimler is finished in stately silver over black coachwork with a contrasting three-position cabriolet hood. The stunning exterior is complemented by a luxurious green leather bench seat in the front and sideways seat in the rear. The car’s wooden dashboard features period black Jaeger instruments.