Originally estimated at €600,000 to €800,000, the Mercedes Benz 300SL is the only model to have broken the €1 million mark.
Classic cars can perfectly function as a fashion accessory, and there’s no doubt these luxury items continue to break boundaries at auctions.
One of the greatest examples of car design is the amazing Mercedes Benz, boasting sleek lines and finishes that are iconic since the beginning of times to the end. Recently a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster fetched an impressive €1,127,000 at a recent Bonhams auction held at the Spa-Classic meeting at the Spa-Francorchamps motor racing circuit in Belgium.
Originally estimated at €600,000 to €800,000, it is the only model to have broken the €1 million mark. And should be no surprise.
The 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL was included in a 12 car collection recently discovered in a Swiss château. All of the models were sold for a total of more than two million euros including the Roadster version.
The collection included a 1969 Maserati Ghibli SS 4.9-Litre Coupé (which sold for €174,800), a 1980 Aston Martin V8 Volante Convertible (€172,500) and a 1933 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Phantom II Roadster (€111,550).
Of all the luxury cars in the sale, Porsche models reached particularly dizzying heights with sales including a 1958 356A Super Speedster (€322,000), a 1989 911 3.2-Litre Speedster (€280,000) and a 1993 911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé (€195,500). A few Ferraris also changed hands, including a 2006 575 Superamerica F1 (€293,250) and a 1996 F355 Challenge Coupé (€158,500).
The next Bonhams auction will be held at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, June 30, 2017 so get your wallet ready.