RM auction house will hold the sales of rare cars

Duesenberg Convertible Coupe by Murphy. 1929. Estimate $750 000-950 000. Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook. RM auctions. Michigan, August 2

On August 2, Meadow Brook Hall in Michigan State will launch the auction of vintage cars. RM auctions house is the organizer. Ten brands of rare cars which always attract fans’ attention all over the world will be represented. The auction sales will be named Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook.

The 1929 Duesenberg Convertible Coupe by Murphy is the top lot. Engine power of this car reaches 374 horse-powers at capacity of 12.7 liters. Such characteristics make him the best among cars of this class. The lot is estimated at $750 000-950 000.

The 1936 Mercedes-Benz Corsica of red colour is estimated at $600 000-750 000. The 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is another interesting lot. The model differs in the unusual way of opening of doors: doors rise upwards. Owing to this characteristic the car is named «seagull». In 1996 the car was completely restored. The lot is estimated at $575 000-675 000.

The 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Ventuox became the fourth top lot. The model was released in 1934 for the first time and became popular owing to low vibration and silent work of the engine. With capacity of 3.3 liters, it is capable to get to 135 horse-powers. The lot is estimated at $475 000-575 000.

Another lot is the 1931Cadillac V12 Sport Phaeton. Originally stylized compartment for the engine in which all mechanical details of the car are hidden as much as it is possible is a specific characteristic of this car. The car is estimated at $225 000-275 000.

The 1914 Lozier Meadowbrook Runabout is of lower estimate. The car of blue and white colour with black leather salon has a unique spring wheels.

The 1932 LaSalle Boattail Speedster is estimated at $125 000-150 000.

Cars estimated at lower $100 000 price are three last lots. This is Pierce-Arrow Roadster (1928) estimated at $90 000-110 000, Hupmobile Roadster (1924) estimated at $25 000-35 000. The last lot is car Metz Two (1909) put up for sales for the estimate of $15 000-20 000. This car with the two-cylinder engine became the last car restored by Isaac Clarkson.

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