1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type offered at Pebble Beach

A 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type 26/180 sports tourer is a highlight of Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auction on August 18-19.

Less than 150 of these cars were produced and only a few have made it to the present day.

 Mercedes Benz Glaser

The 1928 Mercedes-Benz S-Type is one of less than 150 produced

This example features stunning coachwork by German maker Glaser in an eye-catching lemon yellow.

It’s valued at $5m-6m.

The lot is one of three major pre-war classics to feature in the auction.

A 1939 Bugatti Type 57C Cabriolet, thought to be the last made before the outbreak of the second world war, is expected to make $1.5m-2m.

There’s also a 1937 Maserati 6CM raced in the prestigious Targa Florio that looks set to sell for up to $1.4m.  

David Gooding, president of Gooding & Company, said: "I love studying early automotive engineering and design, and admiring the work of true craftsmen.

"These are not simply rare cars, but expressive works of art that continue to inspire us, especially when you explore the details.

“We are honored to present these distinguished automobiles and the people and historical events that surround them."

The undisputed highlight of the auction will be the 1970 Porsche 917K used in Steve McQueen’s classic Le Mans (1978).

If it hits its $13m-16m estimate it will become the most valuable Porsche ever sold.

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