That’s a Benz collection Leno would be proud of.
Spanning a century of models, a collection of 74 Mercedes-Benz vehicles will cross the auction block next week at RM Auctions who expects up to £20 million to be spent on the Silver Stars. The enviable fleet has been put together by an anonymous collector, who is offering two 1938 Mercedes 540k carbios amongst an ambulance, limousines and a replica of the world’s first car, the 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen.
Other special models include a 1954 Mercedes 300 S Coupe, 300 SL Gullwing, and 1905 Mercedes-Simplex 60 Hp Speedster Tribute. The collection will go under the hammer on September 8 at RM Auctions’ Battersea sale, which is tipped to be the most valuable car auction to ever be held in Europe.