1924 Mercedes 28/95
|Model History||Auction sales research||Specifications||Body styles and Chassis Data|
There are many aspects of this vehicle that make it unique, attractive, and elegant. The sweeping front fenders gracefully flow down into the running boards. The front grille is 'vee' shaped with two Mercedes symbols located at the top
The early history is not fully known. Its first owner was from the UK. It later passed into the collection of Kirkland Gibson of Rhode Island and at some point, George Waterman. Care of the vehicle later passed to Ben Moser who commissioned a restoration. Part way through the restoration, ownership passed to Edwin C. 'Ted' Jameson, Jr, who continued the restoration. The restoration was completed in the early 1990s. As much of the original body and components were spared. The wood and metal body components were stripped and refinished.
This car has been in the care of discernable collectors since its inception. Its restoration is still very new, and its engine is capable of carrying the vehicle to speeds that could keep pace with modern traffic. Its unique characteristics, styling, and potential were realized at the RM Auction. The car was estimated to sell for around $400,000, but the bidding quickly made a mockery of that figure. At the conclusion of the auction, the vehicle had found a new owner, selling for $775,000.
By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2011
|Auction Sales Information|
|Auction||Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island|
|Lot was not sold|
|Auction||RM Auctions at Monterey|
|RM Auctions at Monterey||1899-1933|
|Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island||1909-1931|