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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

Mercedes-Benz Featured at 2014 Gooding Scottsdale

A selection of post-war Mercedes-Benz will be among the featured offerings at the 2014 Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auction, to be held January 17-18 at the Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Arizona. Among the 20 Mercedes-Benz examples spanning nearly four decades, notable consignments include a 300 SL Gullwing barn find that has never been offered for public sale and an award-winning 300 SL Roadster.

David Gooding, President and Founder, commented, “All of us at Gooding & Company are enamored with Mercedes-Benz because it is a marque that has built some of the world’s finest cars since early motoring right up to today. As a result, Mercedes-Benz is always in huge demand at our auctions, but of course finding great examples is always the challenge. We are particularly excited about the many long-term ownership Mercedes-Benz that we are presenting at Scottsdale.”

The restored 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing seen above is presented in a black over red color combination. The matching-numbers, low mileage example was retained by a single family for nearly 50 years. Concours ready, it carries a pre-sale estimate of $1,350,000 – $1,700,000.

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster – Estimate $900,000 – $1,200,000. This European specification Roadster with the improved “large” drum brakes was delivered new to the Kingdom of Bahrain. It was finished to a high standard in a white over black color scheme during a recent restoration by Brian Anderson of Vista, California. In 2013, this 300 SL placed 2nd in the Roadster class at the annual Gullwing Group Convention and won its class at the La Jolla Motorcar Classic. It is equipped with factory hardtop, optional Nardi steering wheel, fitted luggage, tools and manuals. (photo: Brian Henniker)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Barn Find
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – Estimate $1,100,000 – $1,400,000. Delivered new to Los Angeles, this three-owner 300 SL Gullwing barn find is one of a select group originally finished in the color scheme of black (DB 40) over red leather. Owned by the same family for almost 50 years, this original, matching-numbers car will be making its first appearance for public sale at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale Auctions. (photo: Brian Henniker)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Sc Coupe – Estimate $500,000 – 700,000. An example of Mercedes-Benz’s grand touring coupe, this 300 Sc is one of the earliest fuel-injected variants of this model and sought after by collectors. Recently restored, this 300 Sc is finished in burgundy with tan leather interior and well appointed with factory luggage and other sought after extras. (photo: Mathieu Heurtault)

Additional Mercedes-Benz highlights from the 2014 Gooding Scottsdale Auctions include a 1960 300 SL Roadster (estimate: $800,000-1,000,000), a 1971 280 SE 3.5 Cabriolet (estimate: $200,000-250,000), a 1971 280 SE 3.5 Coupe (estimate: $110,000-140,000), a 1961 190 SL (estimate: $160,000-200,000), a 1971 280 SL (estimate: $100,000-120,000), a 1966 600 SWB (estimate: $90,000-120,000) and a 1989 560 SL (estimate: $35,000-45,000), among others.

Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions – Information

Date(s): Friday, January 17, 11:00am and Saturday, January 18, 11:00am
Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4700 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Public preview: January 15-18
Auctions catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions

For more information, visit GoodingCo.com.

[Source: Gooding & Company]