1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K
I am sure all will agree that at $11,770,000 (including premium) that is some big bucks. Although, not as much as last year's winner at over 16 million dollars. This car was sold at the Gooding & Company auction in California in August. Reportedly it drives like a truck and is in terrible running condition. Hopefully the new owner will it is out for public viewing on occation. Some people hide them and others enjoy them. In following auctions for the last 30 years I have seen cars that have disappeared for 10 - 15 year gaps. Some are probably gone for the rest of my lifetime, depending on the age of the owner. Next month starts the round of auctions for 2013, sure to bring some surprises.
photo credit: © 2012 Gooding & Company