The 2023 collector car auction season got off to a roaring start in January. The Bonhams Scottsdale auction reached $30M in sales, and RM Sotheby’s reported $44M. The big surprise came from Bonhams, where a 1912 Simplex brought $4.8M, a record for a pre-WWI car. Supercars were still supreme, though, with a Ferrari LaFerrari getting $4.075M at RM Sotheby’s and, earlier in the month, a Ferrari F40 topping the Mecum sale in Kissimmee, Florida at $3.135M.
The Mercedes SL has been that marque’s luxury-performance flagship for nearly 70 years, and the all-new 2022 Mercedes-AMG SL is the model’s seventh generation. The new SL has 2+2 seating, with all-wheel drive and a return to a soft top after two decades of retractable hardtops. Pricing starts at $137,400 and can zoom toward $200,000. If you’ve not looked at an SL in a while, this one deserves close inspection.
If you’re lucky enough to purchase one of the 275 AMG One models that Mercedes-Benz plans to produce, you may have to keep the car at your European villa. This $2.7 million carbon fiber body supercar, derived from the F1 racer, will not be sold in the United States. Learn all about what the AMG-One buzz is about.
Audacious in its design and engineering, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing made sports car history at its 1954 New York International Motor Sports Show debut.
Gooding & Company’s annual Amelia Island sale is the premier east coast auction of a premier automobile vendor. Located beachside, Gooding’s docket will be shown and sold within earshot of the crashing waves.
The aptly named “ICONS” sale by RM Sotheby’s in New York on December 6 brought $45.5 million for 27 cars sold, 11 that broke the million-dollar mark, stood high above the rest.
When many think of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, they perhaps think first of the coupe that absolutely stunned the automotive world when Mercedes introduced it at the New York Auto Show in 1954. Its gull-wing doors that opened upward into the roof gave it the iconic nickname that has been inseparable ever since.