THE COLOUR AND CHROME COLLECTION: LIVE FOR BIDS

A wonderful assembly of seven classic Mercedes-Benz models from arguably the marque’s golden era of design.

THE COLOUR AND CHROME COLLECTION: LIVE FOR BIDS

Collecting Cars is proud to bring to market seven classic Mercedes-Benz models from Germany, presented as The Colour & Chrome Collection. Assembled largely over the last five or six years by an enthusiast in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region; the cars have been sought out not just on the basis of their impressive condition, but also for their sophisticated and period-perfect colour schemes.

As exemplar models of Mercedes-Benz’s elegant styling from the late 1960s through to the late 1980s, the cars are beautifully preserved tributes to their designers. They are all accented by sleek chrome elements, and typify the class and character of their eras.

The cars on offer span chronologically from a fully restored 1966 230 SL ‘Pagoda’ in rich metallic grey with a vibrant red leather interior, through to a late model 1987 300 SL with mushroom beige leather upholstery accented by polished wood veneers.

Arguably the most luxurious model in the collection is the 280 SE 3.5, a charming 1972 saloon with room for family and friends, which has been restored in the timeless combination of silver over red. Built a decade later but no less stylish; the W123-generation 230 TE on offer is finished in the wonderfully rare hue of Cactus Green, and retains its original MB Tex and cloth interior. Equipped with a factory sunroof, power steering, and the four-speed manual gearbox, it is a fantastic modern classic that remains highly original, and has just two owners from new.

Carefully stored and enjoyed sparingly by their owner, the Mercedes-Benz models of ‘The Colour & Chrome Collection’ are wonderful examples of some of the marque’s most popular classics.

View The Colour & Chrome Collection, auctions end from 7pm BST / 8pm CET on Sunday 6th June.

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