AUBURN, Ind., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alert the Untouchables fans, Auctions America will offer the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster originally purchased by Desi Arnaz for actor Robert Stack at its debut California sale at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, August 1-3. Purchased new by Arnaz in 1960, the actor gifted the 300SL Roadster to television legend, Robert Stack, as a celebratory gift for winning the Emmy Award for Best Actor that same year. The car, which remains almost entirely original, including its original hardtop and leather interior, is presented for public sale for the first time in more than 50 years. Offered without reserve, it will be sold to the highest bidder.
The 300SL Roadster leads a magnificent roster of more than 400 quality collector cars expected at Auctions America's upcoming California sale. In addition to a great series of American classics, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs, the Auctions America team has placed a strong emphasis on European sports cars for its California debut.
"Auctions America's dedicated presence in Southern California has allowed our experienced team of specialists to handpick European cars for the sale in response to local client demand," says Shelby Myers, car specialist, Auctions America. "The 300SL Roadster's celebrity provenance and stunning good looks make it the perfect match to our California auction. This leading consignment, coupled with exclusive NBC Sports Network live coverage, promise to make the sale a debut not to be missed."
Additional early European highlights secured for the auction include a matching-numbers 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona with Borrani wire wheels; a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 600 LWB Pullman Limousine, offered without reserve and just 48,000 miles from new; a 1968 Porsche 911 Soft Window Targa, finished in the rare and highly desirable color combination of Irish Green with brown leatherette upholstery; and a 1994 Jaguar XJ220 Supercar, resplendent in Brilliant silver with a grey interior and showing just 1,100 miles on the clock.
For full event details and a frequently updated list of entries, visit auctionsamerica.com or call toll-free 888-990-3910 (or +1 310-842-3910 outside North America). Exclusive live television coverage of the event will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network, August 2 from 7pm – 9pm EDT and August 3 from 1pm-5pm EDT.
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SOURCE Auctions America