PHOTOS: Mercedes-Benz Auction to Offer Luxury Convertibles and High-Performance Rides

Dec 1, 2015

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Auctionata will present its first-ever Mercedes-Benz-only live stream auction on Dec. 8 when 28 cars go under the hammer. Former Formula-1 race driver and brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, Jochen Mass, will host the online auction starting at noon EST.

The list of the offered vehicles draws a fascinating line from the early days of automotive culture to its most recent history, according to Auctionata. The diversity of car genres range from luxury convertibles and high-performance sports cars, to representative limousines, legendary race cars and classic utility vehicles. As usual, the auction will be accessible for bidders worldwide, and can be followed live via computer, tablet or the “Auctionata Live” iPhone App.

Highlights of the auction include a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet in extensive restored condition, which will enter the auction with a starting price of $435,600, according to Auctionata.

An exceptionally rare vehicle of the auction is the Mercedes 300 SC Coupe with a steel sliding roof from 1956, of which only 98 models were manufactured, and only 12 with a steel sliding roof. The car was fully restored to concourse- condition by a renowned Mercedes specialist in Germany between 1993 and 2000. The starting price of this rare vehicle is $605,590, according to Auctionata.

Another desirable rarity is a 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Coupe-a super sports car, developed by Mercedes-Benz and McLaren between 2003 and 2009, and produced in England. From mid-2006 onwards, the custom model 722 was available, and limited to 150 vehicles each of the coupe and roadster. The edition 722 honors the legendary victory of Sir Stirling Moss and co-driver Dennis Jenkinson of the Mile Miglia in Italy in 1955. He drove the 1,000 miles in a record time of 10:07:48 in a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR. The 722 was his starting number and time. The vehicle is in mint condition and will enter the auction with a starting price of $616,210, according to Auctionata.

Another outstanding model in this auction is the Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG from 2004, and a custom model of the CLK class built for the DTM-season in 2003, in which Mercedes-Benz won nine out of 10 races. It was produced in a low volume production of 100 vehicles and hand crafted at AMG in Affalterbach. In near mint original condition and with only 16,278 km on the speedometer, this vehicle will go under the hammer with a starting price of $339,980, according to Auctionata.

Moreover, a 1965 Mercedes-Benz 220S from the tail win series in its original state, and a 2013 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupe “Black Series,” the strongest C-class of all time with its 517 HP, will be part of the auction. Furthermore, a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Coupe, from which only 3,270 vehicles have been manufactured, a 1958 Mercedes-Benz 220S Ponton Cabriolet, a 1968 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 and a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SC Coupe will be available for sale. The offer will be further supplemented by younger coupes and convertibles.