Crown Prince SAR Moulay Hassan King Hassan II of Morocco ... 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster


Lot 44 - 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster S/N 198.042.7500093 Estimate €900,000 - 1,100,000

Lot 44 - 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster S/N 198.042.7500093 Estimate €900,000 - 1,100,000

 

The 14th edition of the Automobiles sur les Champs auction sale organised by Artcurial Motorcars will take place on 4 November at 16h with a selection of 78 vehicles presented for sale.  

There will be an exciting array of lots coming under Maitre Poulain's hammer, ranging from the superb 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster, in the same collector’s hands for the last 45 years, to the rare 1937 BMW 328 Roadster, and the iconic 1972 Volkswagen Beetle 1302 LS Cabriolet (ex-Sylvie Vartan). 


There will also be a magnificent collection of four Facel Vega :

• 1962 Facel II Estimate : €180 000 – 280 000
• 1961 Facel HK500 (HK1) Estimate : €90 000 – 130 000
• 1964 Facel III Cabriolet Estimate : €35 000 – 50 000
• 1964 Facel III Coupé 4 places Estimate : €25 000 – 40 000

1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER Estimate : 900.000 – 1.100.000 €

One of the first 30 Roadsters built

This Mercedes 300 SL has had a very special past, having started its life in royal hands. It was delivered on 27 June 1957 to Casablanca, in Morocco. Collected by the Mercedes-Benz agent Joseph F. Weckerle, a renowned racing driver, the car was then prepared for its first owner, Crown Prince SAR Moulay Hassan, who became King Hassan II of Morocco in 1961. 

An amusing episode occurred in 1987.  Several well-known drivers, including five-times F1 World Champion Juan-Manuel Fangio, were invited to an « international parade of old vehicles » organised in Tangiers. When he arrived at the airport, Fangio had the choice of several cars to take him to Tangiers, and amongst the Bugatti and Alfa Romeo, was our Mercedes 300SL. Turning to the organisers, he exclaimed : « I’m a Mercedes importer in Argentina, so it has to be the 300SL ! » And this is how the car in the sale came to be used for two days by one of the most famous and titled drivers in the world.     

1969 FERRARI 365 GT 2+2 Estimate : €200.000 – 250.000  

The model presented was delivered new to Portugal on 30 June 1969 in its current colour combination. The car was kept by its first owner until the end of the 1990s, and has had just two Dutch owners since then. With matching numbers, it comes with all the original documentation. 

1965 CITROËN DS 19 CABRIOLET CHAPRON PALM BEACH Estimate : €180.000 – 260.000 

Appearing at the end of 1962, the DS 19 « Palm Beach » cabriolet was one of Henri Chapron’s most successful models. Just 32 examples of this elegant convertible were built, and this example, in well conserved condition, comes with known history.  

1939 BMW 327/28 CABRIOLET Estimate : €220.000 – 260.000

The BMW 327/28 Cabriolet offered is a beautiful example of a rare model, being one of just 482 examples produced. It is presented in lovely condition, having been mechanically restored by its current owner, who has also had it returned to its original colour scheme.    

1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Estimate : €90 000 – 110 000

With the launch of the P300 version in 1975, the Urraco became a mechanical masterpiece, as well as an aesthetic work of art. Clearly superior to the P250, the P300 retained the advanced design, while adopting a new V8 4-cam 3-litre engine that produced 265 bhp at 7800 rpm. It was a rare car, with just 205 examples built. This three-owner Urraco, one of six lots from an important Bavarian collection, is in exceptionally original condition, with the original metallic blue paintwork and well preserved leather and fabric interior reflecting the mileage of 38 600 km on the odometer.  Maintained in good running order, this Urraco, in the most desirable version, is likely to be the best conserved and most original on the market. 

 

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Lot

Description

S/N

Estimate (€)

Result

1

1972 Volkswagen Coccinelle 1302 LS cabriolet Ex Sylvie Vartan

1522136695

15,000 - 25,000 (NR)

 

2

1953 Bentley type R

B 162 UM

20,000 - 30,000 (NR)

 

3

1978 Kawasaki 1000 Z1R

 

8,000 - 12,000 (NR)

 

4

1977 Kawasaki Z650B

 

4,000 - 6,000 (NR)

 

5

1968 Honda S800 Racing MKII

1005004

75,000 - 95,000

 

6

1964 Facel Vega Facel III Cabriolet

FB-A166

35,000 - 50,000

 

7

1962 Facel II

HK2-A180

180,000 - 280,000

 

8

1964 Facel Vega Facel III Coupé 4 places

C 348

25,000 - 40,000

 

9

1961 Facel Vega HK500 (HK1)

BL 3

90,000 - 130,000

 

10

1950 Salmson 13cv S-4 E

71243

60,000 - 80,000

 

11

1911 Delaunay-Belleville HB4 Phaeton 22CV

4979V

90,000 - 120,000

 

12

1928 Rolls Royce 20HP Cabriolet par Binder

GKM10

60,000 - 80,000

 

13

1962 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider Touring

AR 191695

55,000 - 75,000

 

14

1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti

AR1468 - 29515

20,000 - 30,000 (NR)

 

15

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 TI Super

AR*15365*

80,000 - 100,000

 

16

1969 Fiat 124 A Coupé Eveline par Vignale

124A 0500 745

14,000 - 18,000 (NR)

 

17

1969 Ferrari 365 GT 2+2

12963

200,000 - 250,000

 

18

1955 Maserati 125 Tipo T2

 

12,000 - 16,000 (NR)

 

19

1973 Maserati Indy

 

55,000 - 75,000

 

20

1972 Maserati Bora 4,7L

AM117132

150,000 - 180,000

 

21

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal

AR1428648

55,000 - 70,000

 

22

1972 Ford Capri 2600 RS

GCECML73003

40,000 - 60,000

 

23

1973 Citroën SM injection

SC 3141

60,000 - 80,000

 

24

1974 Ligier JS2

24587203

70,000 - 90,000

 

25

1965 Citroën DS 19 cabriolet Chapron Palm Beach

4294001

180,000 - 260,000

 

26

1960 Facel Vega Facellia Cabriolet

FA-A 141

35,000 - 45,000

 

27

1958 Facel Vega FV4

FVSNY277

180,000 - 210,000

 

28

1959 Triumph TR3A

TS40928E

35,000 - 50,000 (NR)

 

29

1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC cabriolet

S818526BW

95,000 - 115,000

 

30

1974 Triumph TR6

CF 29435 U

20,000 - 30,000 (NR)

 

31

1962 Austin Healey 3000 MKII BT7

HBT7L14833

60,000 - 80,000

 

32

1981 Bentley Corniche Convertible

BCX03486

55,000 - 70,000

 

33

1997 Bentley Continental R

SCBZB15COVCX53398

35,000 - 40,000

 

34

2010 Aston Martin Rapide

SCFHDDAJ7AAF00744

75,000 - 95,000

 

35

1958 Jaguar XK 150 3,4 L Cabriolet

S837892DN

60,000 - 90,000

 

36

1960 Austin-Healey 3000 MkI BN7

HBN7L10185

70,000 - 90,000

 

37

1981 BMW 320I

WBAAH1101B6966078

8,000 - 12,000 (NR)

 

38

1989 BMW Z1

WBABA91050AL00519

35,000 - 50,000

 

39

1937 BMW 328 roadster

85105

550,000 - 750,000

 

40

1939 BMW 327/28 cabriolet

74356

220,000 - 260,000

 

41

1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SL cabriolet

W107042 10006432

20,000 - 30,000

 

42

1977 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9L

11603612002974

25,000 - 35,000 (NR)

 

43

1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 EVO II

WDB2010361F740036

130,000 - 180,000

 

44

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster

198.042.7500093

900,000 - 1,100,000

 

45

1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

12104010019535

115,000 - 135,000

 

46

1972 Porsche 911 2.4S

9112301330

150,000 - 200,000

 

47

1988 Porsche 944 Turbo Cup

 

60,000 - 80,000

 

48

1994 Porsche 964 Carrera 2 Speedster modifié 993

WP0ZZZ96ZRS455512

150,000 - 200,000

 

49

1970 Maserati Ghibli 4,9L SS

AM115 491974

180,000 - 240,000

 

50

1975 De Tomaso Pantera GTS

THPNNK06540

80,000 - 110,000

 

51

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

ZA9DE21A0XLA12082

200,000 - 250,000

 

52

1985 Peugeot 205 GTI 1.6L

VF3741C66G5895252

15,000 - 20,000 (NR)

 

53

1989 Renault Super 5 GT Turbo

VF1C4050501406004

15,000 - 20,000 (NR)

 

54

1997 Renault Spider

VMKAF0H0515100556

35,000 - 50,000

 

55

1962 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

AR170378

50,000 - 60,000

 

56

1959 Austin Healey Sprite MK1

AN5L/8525

15,000 - 25,000 (NR)

 

57

1954 Jaguar XK120 SE Roadster

S 674314

80,000 - 100,000

 

58

1976 Dino 208 GT4

F106CL*11684

40,000 - 60,000 (NR)

 

59

1979 Ferrari 308 GTS

F106AS29819

60,000 - 80,000

 

60

1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300

20064

90,000 - 110,000

 

61

1992 Ferrari 348 TB

 

30,000 - 40,000

 

62

1988 Ferrari 328 GTB

76517

90,000 - 120,000

 

63

1991 Ferrari Testarossa

ZFFAA17B000089491

90,000 - 120,000

 

64

2003 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1

132428

55,000 - 70,000

 

65

1998 Bentley Arnage Green Label RHD

SCBLB51E7 XCH01356

20,000 - 30,000

 

66

2000 Aston Martin DB7 Vantage Volante

SCFAB4239YK400959

50,000 - 70,000

 

67

2009 Bentley Brooklands

SCBCC42M69CX14127

140,000 - 180,000

 

68

1974 Buick Estate Wagon par Fisher

143158

12,000 - 18,000 (NR)

 

69

1983 Chevrolet Blazer M-1009 ex. US Marines

 

12,000 - 18,000 (NR)

 

70

2002 Hummer H1 4 portes hardtop

 

85,000 - 125,000

 

71

1966 Ford Mustang 289 GT Cabriolet

6T08K218776

40,000 - 50,000

 

72

1963 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray cabriolet

30867S118179

60,000 - 80,000

 

73

1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

1J4GS5879LP503992

50,000 - 70,000

 

74

1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

LSJR61

40,000 - 60,000

 

75

1960 Citroën 2cv AZ Torpedo avec remorque Blereau

2 255 995

10,000 - 20,000 (NR)

 

76

1967 Jaguar Type E Coupé 4.2 Série 1

1 E 34560

80,000 - 100,000

 

77

1972 Jaguar Type E V12 Roadster

1S20848BW

55,000 - 70,000

 

78

1970 Porsche 914/6

9140432502

50,000 - 70,000 (NR)