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1926 Mercedes-Benz Model K highlights Bonhams’ Stuttgart sale


Bonhams has announced highlights of its forthcoming single-marque Mercedes-Benz sale.
The company returns to the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart this month for its annual sale spanning the history of the German manufacturer.

Leading the line-up is a magnificent 1926 Mercedes-Benz Model K 6,240cc Supercharged Torpedo Transformable, described as a “true masterpiece”.

Created using the technical genius of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche, the supercharged Model K was claimed to be the fastest touring car in existence. Upon its release, motoring correspondent Edgar Duffield wrote:

“Forget the supercharger, and you have a beautiful touring car. Remember it, use it …. keep at least one eye well ahead – for the glint of sunshine on white-metal buttons!”

Featuring highly rare and desirable Saoutchik La Baule coachwork, the stunning car is now expected to sell for £630,000-£940,000.

1939 Mercedes-Benz 54K Cabriolet A with coachwork by Sindelfingen, estimated at £1.6-£2 million; a 1971 Mercedes-Benz 600 Landaulet valued at £790,000-£1.2 million; a 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C with coachwork by Sindelfingen, estimated at £630,000-£940,000; and a limited-edition 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss, priced at £1.6-£1.9 million.

“Bonhams’ record-breaking motoring department returns to Stuttgart for the annual Mercedes-Benz sale,” said Philip Kantor, Bonhams European Motoring Director. “The single-marque auction is a natural partnership for Bonhams, as the world record holders for the most valuable Mercedes-Benz ever sold at auction (the 1954 Mercedes-Benz W196R Formula 1 Racing Single-Seater sold by Bonhams for £19,601,500 in 2013).

“With some incredible motor cars in the sale, including this glorious green-bodied 1928 Mercedes-Benz Model K with its stunning Saoutchik transformable coachwork, we anticipate another exciting auction at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.”

The auction takes place on Saturday March 19.


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