1936 Mercedes-Benz Fetches $10.7 Million

Monday, Aug 20, 2012  |  Updated 6:30 AM PDT
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1936 Mercedes-Benz Fetches $10.7 Million

Charles Smith, NBC 5

This car is much newer than the one that sold for $10.6 million.

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A rare 1936 Mercedes-Benz that was tucked away for decades in a Connecticut barn has sold for $10.7 million at a California auction.
 
The San Jose Mercury News says the 540 K Special Roadster was bought Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

 
The bidder wasn't publicly identified.
 
The 17-foot-long car is believed to be among only 12 left in the world. It was owned by a New Hampshire businessman.
 
It was brought to the United States by the family of German Baroness Gisela von Krieger after World War II. The car was kept in a barn for three decades and rediscovered after her death in 1989. 
 
The price falls short of the record for a car sold at auction. A Ferrari last year fetched $16.4 million.

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