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Mercedes Benz 300SL Auctioned For Over a Million in Bonhams Auction

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Originally estimated at €600,000 to €800,000, the Mercedes Benz 300SL is the only model to have broken the €1 million mark. 

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Classic cars can perfectly function as a fashion accessory, and there’s no doubt these luxury items continue to break boundaries at auctions. 

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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).

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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.

Source: Luxuo

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