For Sale! [January 2018 Edition]

For sale! Is a – mostly – monthly feature on Automotive Views focusing on cars available for purchase in Europe. None of the ads selected are featured in this blog due to any kind of sponsorship by the sellers.

 

1937 Mercedes Benz 540K Special Roadster

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 The 540K is Mercedes Benz’s finest example of pre-war excellence and mastery. Very low production numbers and a serious price tag made the 540K an extremely exclusive ride back in the day. Other than the extraordinary one-off Autobahnkurier (and that was a slightly later model), you couldn’t really go more top of the line than with the incredible Special Roadster. A symphony of beautifully crafted curves, the “Spezialroadster” feels more like a museum-worthy sculpture than a functioning, road going machine.

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in Germany

Seller: Thiesen

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1953 Alfa Romeo 1900 CS Touring (Series 1)

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One of the jewels of the prolific, iconic 1900 product line, this Touring bodied Alfa borrowed its 100hp engine from the sports salon version. Not particularly fast, but  a joy to look at. With a 2+2 configuration and stunning aerodynamically crafted looks, the CS Touring has endless amounts of appeal.

 

Price: 345.000€ (428.525 USD)

For Sale in Germany

Seller: Movendi 

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1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

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For decades, Aston Martin has been the ultimate expression of British charm and style and the DB2/4 certainly has plenty of both. An evolution of the DB2 with rear seats and a stylish rear door on an equally stylish fastback, the DB2/4 doesn’t just look nice, but you can also take it racing in the legendary Mille Miglia.

 

Price: 295.000€ (366.420 USD)

For Sale in the Netherlands

Seller: Houtkamp Collection 

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1957 Bentley Continental S1 Fastback

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With the finest rear wings not to come out of the US, the Continental S1 fastback took Cadillac’s styling, sneaked it across the Atlantic and made it fancy. A quick, rare, comfortable coupe; grand touring at its prime.

 

Price: 597.066€ (741.615 USD)

For Sale in the United Kingdom

Seller: Graeme Hunt Ltd.

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1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider

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The most coveted of the Aurelias, the B24 Spider was Lancia’s attempt to take the American market by storm. With only 240 made during 1954/55, the B12 Spider is special and expensive, very expensive. This particular example for instance is priced north of one million Euros.

 

Price: 1.017.855€ (1.264.278 USD)

For Sale in the United Kingdom

Seller: Hexagon Classics

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1962 Ferrari 250 Zagato

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So, by the year you know this isn’t a 100% authentic 250 GT Zagato. Should you care? Yes. Should you care enough to the point of not buying it? Well, first things first: what is it? In 1998, two 62’ 250 GTE chassis were rebuilt as 56′ Zagatos (and certified by Zagato itself), this particular example being one of them. It’s custom made, it’s classic Ferrari based but it still has the unavoidable issue of not being an original double bubble roof 250 Zagato. For any possible buyer, it comes down to the old argument of originality versus opportunity: do you absolutely need to have the real article or would a well made recreation be enough to satisfy you?

 

Price: P.O.R.

For Sale in the United Kingdom

Seller: JD Classics 

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