Old cars

Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster – $3.63 million Car Releases

After reading our final story about the CLS 55 Ingenieur, there's probably a only some of you that idea "The Ingenieur is nice, however I desire something a little other... classic."

If you're looking for the definitive in classic, and exlusivity for that issue, look no further than the Dubai Motor prove.

E.Thiesen Automobile Raritaten, a band that specializes in collecting and restoring genuine classic cars, has bring one of the rarest and most exclusive Mercedes-Benz in the globe to showcase at the Middle-Eastern auto show - a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster.

So how rare is it? among 1936 and 1939, only 419 540K's were built by Mercedes-Benz in a range of 10 different body styles. Of the Special Roadster story, only 25 examples were built, and today only 10 models continue in the world.

According to Dr. Rainer Herst of E. Thiesen: "It took a group of sophisticated mechanics and very knowledgeable engineers eight years to rebuild and return the car to its perfect condition.” He added: "Thousands of visitors to the show are intrigued by this outstanding automobile from a unusual era and ask me if this is a replica of an old car. That's when I explain to them that this is an original, a collector's item. extra like a piece of art.”

Although it's hard to put a price on art, that hasn't stopped E. Thiesen from trying. How greatly is it? A mere EUR 1.9 million, or approximately $2.28 million.

Although the price might be shocking, it's a steal when compared to another Mercedes 540K Special Roadster initially owned by Warner Brother's Jack Warner. The selling price of his 540K? $3.63 million.

For extra information on the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster, you can check out the complete story by clicking here.

Note: I do have to mention - although the vehicle pictured above is a 1937 Mercedes 540K individual Roadster, it is not the actual vehicle that is for deal at the Dubai Motor Show. It is instead a Mercedes 540K that was photographed at the 2000 Pebble sand Concours d'Elegance.

CISITALIA 202 - Museum Piece very old car

Though the name of Cisitalia can be less prominent than countless others in this list, the particularly beautiful Gran Turismo 202 intended by Pininfarina deserves to appear here not only for its evident aesthetic ideals, which had a notable influence in many coupes of the glorious 50s, however also for creature the only automobile that is exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MOMA), like a gorgeous and unforgettable instance of "rolling art".

ALPHA ROMEO 8C - The Spirit remains beautiful old car

Many experts and aficionados consider that the 1930s were the blond mature of automobile drawing, and the designers of today often make use of those marvellous cars as a "divine inspiration" for their most modern models. But without a doubt, no one is as fascinating as the formidable reinterpretation that Alpha Romeo has done of the legendary model 8C , the successful race car that Vittorio Jano domesticated to be driven in the street in 1935.

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Most Wanted Car

The Silver Ghost was single of the former Rolls-Royce models to be built at the making of the 20th-century. One of the Silver Ghost’s was painted in aluminum paint and used to promote the reliability of Rolls-Royce cars. This one aluminum decorated version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost still subsist. It is insurance at $35,000,000 creation it the most luxurious car in the globe.

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa – $12.4 million Car Releases

One of only twenty-two of its manner, chassis no. 0714TR facial appearance a distinctive pontoon-like drawing by Carrozzeria Scaglietti. The Ferrari 250 TR is famous for having won ten of the nineteen race in which they were driven between 1958 and 1961.

This particular TR won 4th situate when driven by Piero Drogo in the 1000 km Buenos Aires in January of 1958. Drogo drove it one more time, in the Grand Prix of Cuba, previous to he sold it to American Alan Connell who drove it in nine races and spent most of that time in 1st or 2nd place in class. It featured in twelve more races between 1960 and 1963, creation it one of the mainly raced Ferraris of all time.

It was sold at auction in Maranello, home of Carrozzeria Scaglietti and place of birth of the TR, for an striking sum of €9,020,000.

1934 “Star of India” Rolls-Royce Phantom II Continental – $13 million Wanted Car

Hans-Gunther Zach, owner of the Rolls-Royce museum in Germany, is advertising off his entire collection–including the museum’s premiere acquisition, the VIP of India.

This bespoke Rolls was single of 281 Continental Phantom II’s ever created. Built for the Maharajah of Rajkot, one of its custom features is, among its 14 headlights, a pair that turns with the steering wheel. Also particular to the Star of India is its sole orange-over-aluminum color blend.

The Star of India was auctioned alongside twenty-four extra rare Rolls-Royces and an extra three Bentleys. After the auction, it appeared for sale at $13 million, however the listing was later indifferent.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe expensive car

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a two-seat, blocked sports car by means of characteristic gull-wing or butterfly wing doors, which, while opened, resembled a bird's outstretched wings. This car certainly attracts concentration and has a distinctive and matchless appearance, however is not especially practical or relaxed. Still, beauty comes first, and this one deserves its' label.