Elvis' Mercedes-Benz 600 up for auction

Add this to your Christmas list--one of two 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600s once owned by Elvis Presley will be auctioned at Bonham's year-end sale in December.

The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB once owned by Elvis heads to the auction block in December.
The 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 SWB once owned by Elvis heads to the auction block in December. Bonham

Add this to your Christmas list--one of two 1970 Mercedes-Benz 600s once owned by Elvis Presley will be auctioned at Bonham's year-end sale in December.

The $15,000 Mercedes-Benzwas originally purchased in 1969 by the King who paid $5,500 in cash and financed the balance, according to an article in Auto123.com.

He kept the car for two years before giving it to a friend, James Leroy Robertson. The car traded hands again before being put up for auction at the Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia sale at Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, England on December 6.

One of only five Ferrari 550 GTZs bodied by the famous Italian carrozeria Zagato is up for auction in December.
One of only five Ferrari 550 GTZs bodied by the famous Italian carrozeria Zagato is up for auction in December. Bonham

Aside from previously being owned by the King, the restored vehicle is significant because it was one of only a handful of vehicles that Presley registered in his name and has an estimated value of $230,000 to $300,000.

Also on the auction block is a Ferrari 550 GTZ--one of only five examples of the car bodied by the famous Italian carrozeria Zagato and the only right-hand drive example. No estimated value for the Ferrari was given.

 

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