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Mercedes-Benz France offering 20 cars at Artcurial’s special auction


Artcurial Motorcars will stage a Mercedes-only auction October 15, and not only will the sale be held at the Mercedes-Benz Center in Rueil Malmaison, Paris, but 20 of the 40 cars on the docket are coming from the private collection of Mercedes-Benz France.

“What an opportunity for an enthusiast to acquire a classic model from the manufacturer itself!” Matthieu Lamoure, Artcurial Motorcars’ managing director, said a news release.

, Mercedes-Benz France offering 20 cars at Artcurial’s special auction, ClassicCars.com Journal
1961 300 SL roadster

“Organizing a unique sale with a marque as prestigious as Mercedes-Benz will give collectors the change to immerse themselves in the history of the automobile, an iconic marque synonymous with luxury, strength, elegance and performance.”

Cars on the docket range from a replica of the first three-wheeled 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen to a 300 SL Gullwing — and a roadster — and the 500 SL used in the television series Dallas, among others, Artcurial said.

, Mercedes-Benz France offering 20 cars at Artcurial’s special auction, ClassicCars.com Journal
Re-creation of original Patent-Motorwagen

More details and the complete docket will be available at the auction house website.

Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
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.


  1. A new business model for Mercedes Benz? Is MB-France the test case.? Did they roll-off – to sit in Mercedes-Benz museums? No petroleum products added?
    Eight to ten + decades later. Have they now entered another market – The Arts Market? This is a different group of collectors where no unreasonable offer is refused.


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