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Pebble Beach auction by Gooding & amp; Co .: Maserati A6G / 2000 by Jamiroquai singer

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A m 18. and 19 August 2012, a total of 155 automobiles will go under the hammer at the Gooding & Co. Pebble Beach auction. Two vehicles stand out in particular: A Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster, which is characterized by its details and its previous owner Gisela von Krieger, who was loyal to this car for 30 years. And a Maserati A6G /2000 Berlinetta that shines with simple beauty and a well-known owner: the great car fan and Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay.

Supercharged Mercedes, family-owned for half a century

Josephine von Krieger, mother of Baroness Gisela von Krieger, ordered a Mercedes-Benz 500 K in May 1936. Since Mercedes had already started production of the 540 K, no 500 K was delivered, but its successor 540 K. The Baroness ordered the car with extensive special equipment.

Your Mercedes should stand out from the other 540 K - fewer than 60 of the 540 K Roadsters were built. It was a present to her son Henning when he graduated from school. For example, the seats and the dashboard are covered in leather. A highlight for that time is the Telefunken radio, which lights up blue when switched on.

A unique detail is the jeweled family crest on the driver's door. After Henning von Krieger's death in 1959, his sister Gisela took over the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Roadster. She refused to sell this car until her death in 1989, although she had not driven it for a long time.

A Christie's car was installed on the 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K with chassis number 130949 and matching numbers. The auctioneer was brought to the attention of Gisela von Krieger's estate administrator.

The German Horst Lautenschlager bought the car in 1994, which he sold again four years later. The new owner, a collector from the United States, had the 540 K Roadster restored in 1999. In 2004 the Mercedes-Benz 540 K won the 'Best in Class' award at the 'Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance'. The complete history of the unique classic is available. The auction date for this precious item is August 19th.

Jamiroquai singer Jay Kay has his Maserati A6G auctioned

The Maserati A6G /2000 Berlinetta could achieve a new record price. It is one of the brand's rarest models and was made between 1954 and 1957built only 60 times by five different car bodies. This example from 1955 has a body by Frua and was initially used as a show car.

With its classic, timeless design, Borrani rims, Weber carburettors, hazelnut brown leather interior and Jaeger instruments, this Maserati is one of them the highlights of the brand with the trident. Starting in 2000, the Berlinetta was restored for around two years and in 2002 won first prize at the 'Maserati Club Annual Concours d'Elegance'. In 2003 the well-known automobile enthusiast Jay Kay, singer of the acid jazz band Jamiroquai, bought this Maserati A6G /2000 Berlinetta for his top-class collection.

A documentation of the restoration, the races and exhibitions at which The wagon has participated and the manuals will be sent to the highest bidder with the wagon. The estimate of the Maserati A6G /2000 Berlinetta with chassis number 2114 is 1.5 to two million US dollars.


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