German auction house plans all-American car sale

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Mercedes-Benz 200 S cabriolet | Auctionata photo
Mercedes-Benz 200 S cabriolet | Auctionata photo
Mercedes-Benz 200 S cabriolet | Auctionata photo

Berlin-based online auction house Auctionata staged its third sale this week and reports 27 of the 39 vehicles sold immediately and the remaining dozen have found new owners as well, pending payments.

The top sales of the event were a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 200 S convertible and a 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB, each selling for just less than $120,000 (including buyer’s fees).

Auctionata’s next sale is May 30 and will feature a collection of some three dozen American cars from the 1950s and ‘60s, including a pink 1959 Cadillac Coupe deVille, a 1958 Ford Fairlane Skyliner and a 1962 Plymouth Savoy “LAPD cruiser” with Hollywood film history.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.