Stunning private collection for sale at Scottsdale

All the icons in one collection! These 11 cars, for sale by Gooding, include Mercedes, Porsche and Ferrari

A superb 11-strong private collection, which includes a pair of important Mercedes-Benz 300SLs, is to be auctioned by Gooding and Co. The sale will take place on 19-20 January during the annual Scottsdale auctions week, which takes place 13-21 January 2018 in Arizona.

Built in the last full year of production, a 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is the star lot of the consignment. Chassis no 6500174 is finished in silver with a dark blue leather interior. It comes complete with a full set of manuals and a factory toolkit, as well as a full set of fitted luggage.

Hjeltness Restoration, a noted Gullwing specialist, has done extensive restoration work – detailed in the car’s history file. It is also supplied with its original data card, detailing the factory specification and options. Ideal for historic events or concours alike, the estimate of $1.1m-1.3m leaves room for investment.

For those who might prefer their thrills to be open-air, the same collection also yields a 1960 300SL Roadster. Launched in 1957 when the Gullwing was discontinued, the Roadster combined the same legendary chassis and mechanicals with a new convertible body.

Chassis no 002520 was bought new by Charles Dufton, a financial adviser to the Roosevelt government. Dufton owned the car until his death in 2000, and it stayed with the family until 2014. Restored recently, finished in Anthracite Silver with beige leather, it comes fitted with an original factory hardtop, factory toolkit and jack, and a fitted luggage set. The estimated sale price is identical at $1.1m-1.3m.

The other cars in the collection are:

  • 1965 Jaguar E-type Series I Lightweight Replica (Estimate: $250,000-300,000)
  • 1967 Porsche 911 2.0 S (Estimate: $250,000-300,000)
  • 1970 Porsche 911 2.2 S (Estimate: $150,000-180,000, without reserve)
  • 1976 Ferrari 308 GTB Vetroresina (Estimate: 175,000-200,000, without reserve)
  • 1984 Ferrari 512 BBi (Estimate: $250,000-300,000)
  • 1988 Ferrari 328 GTS (Estimate: $130,000-160,000, without reserve)
  • 1993 Porsche 964 RS America (Estimate: $130,000-160,000, without reserve)
  • 1996 Ferrari F355 Berlinetta (Estimate: $70,000-90,000, without reserve)
  • 1996 Porsche 993 Turbo (Estimate: $140,000-160,000, without reserve)

Vehicles are still being consigned for the sale – more details will be published on the Gooding and Co website.

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