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Mercedes steals the show at Danish auction

Published 03 June 2016

A recreation of the Mercedes Benz 300SLR sold for €326,250 at an auction in Denmark. One of just five examples, this 2010 model was hand-built to the exact dimensions of the original and went under the hammer on 28-29 May.

The auction, which took place at the Classic Race Aarhus in Denmark, was hosted by Silverstone Auctions and Lauritz.com. It achieved sales of more than €2m. Taking place in the Mindeparken (or memorial park) in view of the Royal Palace, nearly 100 cars from Europe were for sale.

Another Mercedes that caught buyers’ attention was a 1964 600, formally owned by travel tycoon, Simon Spies, sold for €140,630 - more than €20,000 over its lower estimate. Other notable lots included a time-warp 1974 Volkswagen Beetle barn find with just 90 km from new, which sold for €38,250.

1991 BMW 850i HR

While a 1991 BMW 850i, pictured above, with just one owner and an indicated mileage of 1759 km sold for €87,750 - believed to be a new world record price. Of royal provenance, a 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500GE, which was purchased new by ex-King Constantine of Greece, who is also a Prince of Denmark by birth sold for €25,310.

And BMW M car enthusiasts fought hard over a pair of special examples with a recommissioned 1986 BMW E28 M5 selling for €49,500. For the full list of results from the Classic Race Aarhus Auction please visit the Silverstone Auctions website.

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