Rare 1928 Mercedes S Type in perfect working condition at Bonhams auction this September
A rather exceptional and unrestored 1928 Mercedes S Type was discovered in a garage and will be worth about £1.5 million as it is put up for auction at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale on September 15. This super car is still in working condition despite lying unused for the past 60 years. It was last driven in the early 1950s and has since then remained untouched in the owner’s garage.
This rare and majestic Mercedes S Type was in its hay day, one of the world’s fastest vehicles. It was produced in 1928 and could reach a speed over 100 miles per hour. Its engine and chassis were designed by Ferdinand Porsche and has been in the family possession since it was new. The vehicle in question was purchased by the present owner’s late grandfather and was sold under order number 38130 from The British Mercedes Limited, London.
It has grey exterior bodywork which was crafted by Cadogan Motors, the famous coachbuilders of London and has immaculate blue upholstery. Vehicles of this type and age are rare and not easy to come by and hence this priceless possession is about to make its present owners richer by £1.5 million if not more after the auction which is scheduled for September 15, 2012.