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‘Oh lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz’

Do you remember the Mercedes-Benz advert, with the song by Janis Joplin “Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz”? If it caught your imagination, now is the time to act, with a stunning array of Mercs coming to auction with CCA on December 10th.

Singer Janis Joplin recorded “Mercedes Benz” as an ‘a cappella’ song written by her with Bob Neuwirth, and the poet Michael McClure. The song was originally recorded by Joplin in 1972.

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me A Mercedes Benz? My friends all drive Porsches I must make amends. I worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends. Oh Lord, won’t you buy me A Mercedes Benz?”

Gary Dunne at CCA says: “In this sale we have some fantastic high-end cars, almost one of a kind offerings, rare, with incredible quality. For the Mercedes-Benz enthusiast this auction is an event not to be missed.”

The line-up includes the following cars:

Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG Cabriolet

Mercedes Benz CCA 10/12/2022

With less than 20 of these stunning AMG-enhanced, 6.2-litre CLKs in the UK, this sensibly guided, low mileage example would make a very welcome Christmas present. Guide price: £16,000 – £20,000.

Introduced in 2007, the CLK 63AMG is the convertible version of F1’s 2006/7 safety car. Its 6.2-litre, DOHC, 32-valve all-alloy V-8 engine is rated at 475bhp and 465lb.ft of torque and is renowned for its soundtrack.

The M156 power unit featured an Aluminium block and heads and port fuel injection. Hand-built by AMG, the engines bear a plaque with the name of its builder, in this case Pascal Pankratz. This impressive, RHD, UK-example is resplendent in Obsidian Black, with black leather and a black roof and was extensively specified from new including a TV.

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (R230)

Mercedes-Benz CCA 10/12/2022

A fine example of the 2006 R230 ‘Facelift’ model offering 517bhp and 531lb/ft. Guide price: £20,000 – £25,000.

Finished in Obsidian Black with a complementing light grey leather interior it is fitted with the upgraded (2006) 517bhp, 5.5-litre V8 enabling 0-60 in 4.3 seconds and 186mph.

The theatrical Panoramic folding roof never fails to impress. 5-spoke AMG alloys. Showing just 66,624 miles supported by a comprehensive service history.

Owned by the vendor for a year and just one previous lady owner. SL55s reached the bottom of the depreciation curve a few years ago and values are on the move, undoubtedly an appreciating modern classic.

1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 Brabus (W140)

Mercedes-Benz CCA 10/12/2022

An original UK-supplied S500 Brabus with a very high spec, low ownership and less than 31,000 miles. Guide price: £28,000 – £32,000.

Third-generation, 5-litre S-Class with less than 31,000 miles from new and one former registered keeper. Originally supplied to Stillman’s Mercedes of Stourbridge on 01/01/1998 and acquired by its first owner on 01/05/1998.

Superbly presented in Schwarz Unilack Black (040) with a full black leather interior. Recently ceramic coated. Garaged for the past 12 years and has only recently come out of storage. Full major service, new battery, all oils, filters, new discs, pads and hoses and a set of new Continentals all round.

Brabus features include exterior body-kit with Brabus-stamped bumpers, 20-inch ‘Monoblock 3’ machined alloys and Brabus floor mats, door panel plates and steering wheel. Supplied with its original first aid kit, Mercedes book pack, service records and a fresh MOT prior to the sale.

2002 Smart Crossblade

A really smart Smart. Number 417 of 2,000. Incredibly original having covered only 296km (184 miles) from new. An astonishing example of the scale of of Mercedes-Benz produced vehicles. Guide price: £30,000 – £35,000. 

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Classic Car Auctions

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