Porsche 911 Duo with 964 Cabrio in the foreground

Porsche 911 Duo with 964 Cabrio in the foreground

The Porsche 911 (pronounced as Nine Eleven, German: Neunelfer) has been launched in autumn 1963. It has a distinctive design, rear engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. The engine was also air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. Since its introduction it has undergone continuous development. The basic concept has remained little changed throughout its evolution.
In 1981, a Cabriolet concept car was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car was a true convertible dropped in the production version. The first 911 Cabriolet debuted in late 1982, as a 1983 911 SC-model. This was Porsche’s first cabriolet since the 356 of the mid-1960s. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year, despite its premium price relative to the open-top targa. Cabriolet versions of the 911 have been offered ever since.
In late 1989, … Read More

Benz 8/20 PS Jagdwagen – 1914

Benz 8/20 PS Jagdwagen - 1914

Coachwork by Schebera

The world automobile industry grew a lot between the end of 19th century and the First World War. Each important firm depended on the races to introduce their name and products; each one had in production sports cars and touring or formal cars.

The Benz firm was one of these companies and, beside the 15-liter and 21-liter racing cars and the impressive 8-liter formal cars, produced, just before the First World War, the 8 /20PS, a reliable touring car.

The car shown in the museum has an interesting story because it was ordered by an Indian Maharaja with this unusual and unique bodywork which joins the hand-worked nickel-brass bonnet, radiator and headlights to the Vienna straw details which decorate the mahogany side panels of the body, part of the interior and the large external luggage rack.

There was space for 6 people inside, thanks to the two … Read More

Mercedes E 36 AMG Break – 1995

Mercedes E 36 AMG Break - 1995

S124

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Estimated : € 55.000 – 75.000
Sold for € 54.050

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

– One of only 171 built
– Seven seats
– Circa 58,500 km from new and ready to enjoy
– Automatic transmission
– Full Service history

‘For anyone wishing to give their Mercedes that extra personal touch, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has just the answers. The Daimler-Chrysler subsidiary offers the combined experience of Mercedes-Benz and AMG in the field of high-quality enhancements for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and puts the emphasis firmly on individuality when creating the customer’s dream Mercedes.’ – Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

AMG, which is now the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes’ standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide, with prominent figures of the motorsport, entertainment, sport and business … Read More

1974 Porsche 914

1974 Porsche 914

The Porsche 914 is a mid-engined sports car that was built and sold collaboratively by Volkswagen and Porsche from 1969 to 1976.

By the late 1960s, both Volkswagen and Porsche were in need of new models; Porsche was looking for a replacement for their entry-level 912, and Volkswagen wanted a new range-topping sports coupe to replace the Karmann Ghia. At the time, the majority of Volkswagen’s developmental work was handled by Porsche, part of a setup that dated back to Porsche’s founding; Volkswagen needed to contract out one last project to Porsche to fulfill the contract, and decided to make this that project. Ferdinand Piëch, who was in charge of research and development at Porsche, was put in charge of the 914 project.
Porsche 914 and the car it replaced at the top of VW’s line, the Type 34 Karmann Ghia

Originally intending to sell the vehicle with a flat … Read More