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RM's London auction extended to two days

Published 17 July 2013

RM Auctions has 74 historic Mercedes-Benzes to its London sale, making the well-established auction in Battersea a two-event sale for the first time in its seven year history. The Laidlaw Collection, which includes seven important racing cars, will go under the hammer on 9 September, alongside another 53 consignments.

Stars of the sale are probably the trio of 540K Cabriolets. The 1938 540K Cabriolet B (£1,100,000–1,300,000) and a 540K Cabriolet A from the same year (£1,900,000–2,500,000), and a 1936 500K Cabriolet C finishes off the threesome (£850,000–950,000).

The 'Ultimate Collection' contains three 300SLs, including a 1956 Gullwing (£800,000–900,000), a 1961 Roadster (£750,000–850,000), and an accurate replica of a 300SLS Racing, a car engineered in 1990 but built using original 1957 running gear (£700,000–800,000).

RM Auctions’ annual London sale will be further enhanced this year by its new association with the St James’ Concours of Elegance. In the past, the event has featured the renowned motor car collection of Bernie Ecclestone, as well as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 that was featured in Goldfinger.

Max Girardo, Managing Director of RM Auctions, Europe, commented: “A single-owner collection of 74 cars is rare enough at auction, but this ultimate collection of Mercedes-Benz automobiles contains some beautiful examples of very important cars alongside some wonderful cars which are desirable, interesting, and rare in equal measure. With the new early September dates, our London sale is certainly an event not to be missed this summer'.

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