Mercedes-Benz has long represented a great choice for enthusiasts that want a beautiful, well-engineered automobile that will actually crank on a cold morning. As the world’s oldest automaker, the brand’s history is littered with numerous important open and sporting cars like the famed White Knights, the dominating Silver Arrows, the elegant 540K series and the blue-chip 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster.
The level of appreciation for the Mercedes-Benz marque continued to grow in 2014. While impossible to top the Mercedes-Benz W196R that sold for a world record £19,601,500 at Bonhams’ 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed sale, this year still provided many great offerings that represented the brand well.
Auction Editor Rick Carey traveled across the globe to bring readers a glimpse of what was hidden inside the tents and fine hotels that hosted various collector car auctions. Not everything that crossed the block was as-advertised and Carey broke down these cars to find out the truth behind them.
Listed in chronological order, Rick Carey’s reports on the 73 Mercedes-Benz analyzed in 2014: