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NYT Article | Rare 1936 MB May Set Auction Record

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Zemke Fan, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Baroness Gisela Josephine von Krieger's long abandoned MB languished in a dusty Connecticut warehouse for 30 years!

    "This was no ordinary Mercedes. It turned out to be an exceedingly rare 1936 540K Special Roadster. Fewer than 10 such cars are said to survive in comparable condition, and Gooding, who is now the president of his own auction house, Gooding and Company, believes the completely restored roadster might set the record for the most expensive car ever sold at auction when his firm offloads it in August during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance."


    Full Article Link: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/the-baroness-and-her-lost-mercedes/
  2. Incredible beauty.....
  3. Wow, that car is absolutely beautiful.
  4. mummyjohn

    mummyjohn Familiar Face

    THAT is luxury and sport entwined without compromise. I daresay it's the highest realization of Mercedes' concept, ever.
  5. rocketeer

    rocketeer One Too Many

    Now that defines a CLASSIC car, and separates it from just being an old car.
  6. a new addition to Jay Leno's collection.:)
  7. mummyjohn

    mummyjohn Familiar Face

    This is one of the main reasons why my dream job is "being Jay Leno." Not just hosting Tonight, but literally being Jay Leno. I can't wait until the day I'm picking out a car or bike in the morning the way I pick out a tie now. Besides, every well-dressed man knows, a man's tie should always compliment his vehicle.
  8. "Cars have always been fast... It's getting them to stop and go around corners that's tough..."

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