Monday, May 16, 2011

Gullwing looks to fly at Charterhouse Car Auction

The Charterhouse auction of classic cars and automobilia at Sherborne Castle on Sunday 17th July includes an ultra rare Ostermeier Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.

“We have had a great start to the year with our classic car auctions and have now been instructed to sell this Mercedes Gullwing re-creation at our next auction in the wonderful grounds of Sherborne Castle” Commented Matthew Whitney. “It has been consigned for sale by a West Country collector and has been much admired at recent outings, with the only real giveaway being the tax disc shows the car is not tax exempt. The quality of the Ostermeier re-creations is legendary and it even comes complete

with custom made fitted luggage in red leather matching the interior of the car.”

This Ostermeier 300SL Gullwing is just one of about 250 made and although it is estimated at £150,000-180,000, is offered for sale at a fraction of the cost of an original 300SL Gullwing. Built in 1998 it comes with full Mercedes history and speedometer records just 4,700 kms from new. Also entered into this important auction of classic cars are an Austin Healey 3000 £27,000-30,000, a Jaguar MkII 3.4 litre £17,000-19,000, a Jaguar E Type convertible £30,000-35,000, a Ford Zephyr 6 convertible £12,00014,000, a Porsche Carrera replica £10,000-12,000,  a Jowett Bradford van £7,500-8,500 and for someone looking for a restoration project there is a rare Bristol 408 at £3,200-3,500.

For more information regarding this auction, or to enter a car into the sale, please contact Matthew Whitney, Head of Classic Cars  at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne on 01935 812277 or via email

Matthew Whitney and the Ostermeier re-creation Mercedes 300SL Gullwing going under the Charterhouse hammer in their auction on Sunday 17th July at Sherborne Castle, Dorset £150,000-180,000
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