For the third time the Mercedes-Benz Museum is the location for the Bonhams Mercedes-Benz auction. On 19 March 2016 the British auction house Bonhams is calling out a total of 57 cars from the Stuttgart brand. Added to these are twelve automobilia, which are collectors’ items on the theme of motorised mobility.
Among the privately owned classics which Bonhams is bringing to auction on 19 March at the Mercedes-Benz Museum are these vehicles: A Mercedes-Benz 24/100/140 hp Model K, built in 1928, which the legendary French maker Jacques Saoutchik gave a “La Baule Transformable” body (Lot 112). A Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet, built in 1935, also with a body from Saoutchik (Lot 145).
A further vehicle comes from All TIME STARS (ATS), the Mercedes-Benz Museum’s trade section: it is a Mercedes-Benz S 600, built in 1994, (Lot 110), which is offered in the Concours Edition. ALL TIME STARS offers vehicles in three categories. The Concours Edition encompasses vehicles in a rare original condition which do not have many miles on the clock and have been examined or restored by experts from Mercedes-Benz Classic.
Further Information: Mercedes-Benz S 600
The auction begins on Saturday, 19 March 2016, at 2.30 p.m. The purchase of a catalogue (available from Bonhams at www.bonhams.com) grants access for two people to the auction in the Grand Hall (Level 1). From 17 March the catalogue is also available at the Mercedes-Benz Museum. For catalogue owners previewing of the vehicles is possible on Friday, 18 March from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday morning, 19 March from 9 a.m. Museum visitors not participating directly in the auction can still experience some of the auctioneering magic: some of the vehicles are on display in the atrium open to the public. Plus the classic cars will be driven through the museum’s atrium as soon as the hammer comes down.
Since it was opened on 19 May 2006 the Mercedes-Benz Museum has also been an impressive location for events with a wide range of themes. The museum, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, has been visited by more than seven million people from over 170 nations. Over an exhibition area of 16,500 square metres the Mercedes-Benz legend comes to life with 160 vehicles and a total of over 1500 exhibits.