One of the oldest Mercedes-Benz in the world, a 1905 Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton, is to be auctioned by Coys at their True Greats sale on December 3rd.
This Mercedes is one of the oldest surviving examples of the marquee in the world today that is still complete and roadworthy, and was for many years in the famous Mercedes-Benz collection of Mr. Arturo Keller in Napa, California, in the United States.
Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, said: “It is amazing to have a car that is nearly 110 years old that is so big, magnificent and powerful. It has the most imposing presence and is such an important piece of early motoring history. Many cars of this period were glorified motorised tricycles, but this represents the ultimate in Edwardian super-technology. It is fascinating to have one of the oldest surviving Mercedes in the world.”
Coys’ True Greats auction will be held at the Royal Horticultural Society, Lindley Hall, Vincent Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 2PE on Tuesday 3rd December at 1pm.