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The cars are being sold by the Swedish Inheritance Fund, a Government-regulated non-profit making
organisation that supports young and disabled people using unclaimed inheritance. Both 300SLs will be
offered with no reserve.
Artcurial Motorcars will present approximately 100 cars in the 2018 edition of the biennial sale held on 7 July
during the prestigious Le Mans Classic historic racing weekend.
Matthieu Lamoure, Managing Director, Artcurial Motorcars
With just 1380 km from new,this practically untouched 1963 300 SL Roadster, the rarest model, must be
totally unique ! To appear in the same sale with its sister car, the Gullwing, that has the same provenance,is
an exceptional event !»
Gunnar Giermark, was a well-respected dental surgeon from Sweden, with a dental clinic in the most affluent
part of Stockholm. He was an avid collector of jewellery, silver, watches and furniture, as well as cars. An
eccentric and private man who rarely invited friends into his home, his collecting extended to less valuable
objects including newspapers and bottles. If items were available in different versions or colours, he would buy
one of each. Unwilling to dispose of anything, he soon ran out of space in his flat and bought a second home
outside Stockholm that also quickly filled up.
The most valuable items Giermark collected were the two Mercedes-Benz 300SLs offered in the sale ...
Estimate: €1,5mio 2,0mio / $1,8mio 2,4mio 1,380 km from new
This car was sold new in Sweden to Gunnar Giermark on 7 July 1963. He only drove the car occasionally and
when he moved it into storage at his country house, it had covered a mere 1,380km the mileage it has
today! The car was last taxed in 1966 and has been hidden away, untouched for decades.
This is a highly original example of the last and most highly sought-after version of the Roadster, with disc
brakes and aluminium engine block. Just 57 examples were built in 1963, making it particularly rare. In
extraordinarily original condition, well preserved from humidity, it comes with its hard-top and all the original
manuals and paperwork.
Estimate: €1,0mio 1,5mio / $1,2mio 1,8mio
Giermark acquired this 1956 Gullwing in March 1968, importing it from Portugal where it had been delivered
new on 21 July 1956. The mileage today stands at 62,000km and the car comes with all its original manuals.
Research is currently being carried out to discover details of its Portuguese past.
When Gunar Giermark died in 2011 without heirs, security was put in place by his friends to protect the cars.
Over the next five years several people came forward with a claim to the cars but, in each case, the court
ruled against the claimants. In 2017 the Swedish government-regulated fund for unclaimed inheritance took
ownership of both cars, and have appointed Artcurial Motorcars to offer them for sale in July 2018 at Le Mans.
The fascinating story of Gunnar Giermark and his Mercedes 300SLs has been broadcast in a Swedish TV
Also starring in the sale will be:
1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Gr. IV s/n 12467
Estimate: €6,5mio 7,5mio / $8,0mio 9,3mio
Sold by the factory directly to Luigi Chinetti in April 1971, this Gr. IV Daytona finished 5th overall in the 1971
Le Mans 24 Hours driven by Chinetti/Grossman, and won the 1971 Energy Index.
A stunning private collection of nine modern supercars will be lining up to tempt enthusiasts. The collection
2012 Aston Martin One-77 Q-Edition est. €1,9mio 2,3mio
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago SV est. €280,000 - 340,000
2014 Lamborghini Aventador est. €250,000 - 300,000
2012 Lamborghini Gallardo est. €130,000 - 180,000
2011 Ferrari FF est. €140,000 - 180,000
2013 Ferrari F12 est. €160,000 220,000
2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom est. €260,000 220,000
2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith est. €180,000 220,000
2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S est. €110,000 130,000
With Le Mans Classic 2018 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the first Porsche with a Porsche-only race,
there will be a selection of highly desirable Porsches on offer, including
a 1973 Porsche Carrera 2,7 RS estimate €500,000 700,000 / $600,000 840,000,
a 1993 Porsche 964 Carrera 3.8 RSR estimate €800,000 1,0mio with just 4 000 km from new that has
never been raced and
a 1965 Porsche 911 SWB estimate €140,000 200,000 € / $168,000 240,000 that is eligible for the new
Peter Auto race, the 2 Litre Cup.
A trademark feature of Artcurial Motorcars sales, there will be many cars on offer that are fresh to the market.
Other notable lots amongst the wide-ranging selection to come under Maître Poulains hammer will be:
1996 Venturi 400 GT est. €180,000 240,000
1975 Lamborghini Countach Periscopio est. €900,000 1,0mio
1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 est. €800,000 1,0mio
1983 Ferrari 308 GTB Groupe B est. €800,000 - 1,0mio
1954 DB Monomil ex-Bernard Consten est. 25,000 35,000
1960 DB HBR5 coach surbaissé, 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours test day, 1960 and 1961 Tour de France Auto est.
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