A 1905 Mercedes Simplex 28/32 HPs Phaeton has sold for £720,000 ($1,182,000 US dollars) including premium yesterday at Coys’ True Greats sale in London.

This Mercedes is one of the oldest surviving examples of the marque in the world today that is still complete and roadworthy. The car was bought by an overseas collector in Eastern Europe, who is a very good Coys’ private client, and will be the new addition to a well established collection.

Chris Routledge, Managing Partner of Coys, says “Classic cars have been a phenomenal investment and this appears to be continuing. This Mercedes, which is nearly 110 years old, could be the ultimate Christmas present that will go up in value.”

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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