1928 Mercedes Torpedo Roadster Could Bring in $3 or $4 Million
This year's annual Christie's sale in Monterey, California features a variety of expensive cars and one that is truly astounding. The sale, which takes place on August 17 before the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance features 50 cars and is expected to realize in excess of $10 million. Most amazingly, $3 to $4 million of that total could come from one car, this 1928 Mercedes-Benz Torpedo Roadster. The car is one of only 124 Type S models built in 1928. It was ordered by Mrs. Charles Levine from Mercedes-Benz, but when Mr. Levine lost all his money in the stock market crash the car remained in the Mercedes showroom until it was bought by Mr. Bedford. The car has stayed in the family ever since. Other treats in the sale include eight Porsches from a private collection, a 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spyder and a 1947 Bugatti Type 73C racing car.