On the top step of the podium was the very elegant Mercedes 190 SL cabriolet from 1956, crowned with 85465€. Sold with its papers showing that it was first registered on May 11th of that year, the vehicle has a metallic grey bodywork, contrasting with its navy blue leather interior. The beauty with its in-line four-cylinder engine was one of the first models in the legendary Mercedes-Benz SL roadster series ('SL' standing for 'Sport Light'). The 190 SL was created as a light version of its "big sister", the "300 SL Gullwing, for more everyday use. As for the 1947 Lincoln Continental seen in Gazette No. 32 (page 90), it was sold for 48000€.
Still from 1956, but much more affordable with its 25100€ final auction, there was also a Ford Fairlane T64C, with its sky blue livery and very fifties white vinyl interior. This popular model was marketed between 1955 and 1970, sporting a four-door 'Victoria hardtop' and two new, very powerful V8 engine options. Emblematic of the 1970s, a blue and white Citroën Méhari, put on the road on May 28th, 1976 fetched 23900€. Finally, an immaculate Excalibur Convertible of the "Phaeton IV" type, sold for 52710€, took us back to the 1980s (put on the road September 1st, 1981)...
LE CASTELLET, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 24 TH. BESCH CANNES AUCTION OVV
LA GAZETTE DROUOT N° 35 OCTOBER 06TH, 2023 page 171
Following our sale of September 24th at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, Besch LegendMotors had a great success, with all lots sold for a total of 804000€ including fees.
On the strength of this success and in anticipation of the next 2 annual sales at the Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, expert appraisals are available on request from firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel: 04.93.99.33.49