Russo and Steele Monterey Auction 2014 - August 14th-16th, 2014
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Iconic 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe Launches The Strongest Starting Line Up in Our Monterey Auction History

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Scottsdale, Arizona (July 1st, 2014) – As the list of outstanding, investment-quality collector automobiles continues to grow for our upcoming Monterey auction, we are thrilled to post an initial selection online of stellar automobiles representing the strongest starting line up in Russo and Steele Monterey history for the event’s 2014 edition. Accelerating that momentum, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions now announces the consignment to our upcoming Monterey event, one of the most collectible, historic, and recognizable sports cars ever conceived, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe. One of just 311 examples produced for 1956 and 1,400 built in all, it is complete with the highly rare and valuable competition-type Rudge “knock-off” wheels plus fitted luggage.

Based on the first new post-war racing car from Mercedes-Benz, the roadgoing 300 SL took the motoring world by storm with incredible performance and cutting-edge technical specifications including fuel-injection, fully-independent suspension, a lightweight tubular space-frame, and glamorous styling with signature upward-opening “Gullwing” doors. A huge fuel tank and available fitted luggage provided legendary Grand Touring capabilities. The undisputed choice of the era’s business, social, and political elites, the 300 SL’s mystique continues even stronger today. All surviving examples are sought-after and enjoy fast-rising valuations, marking the ideal opportunity in today’s collector-car marketplace.

The standard by which classic sporting cars continue to be judged, the 300 SL is an absolute “must have” for any serious collector and driving enthusiast. Learn more about this 300 SL and our many other outstanding feature consignments on our sale website and be sure to contact us to make bidder arrangements. Get ready to join us from August 14th to the 16th to experience the refreshing Russo and Steele difference at our strongest Monterey auction yet! For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images or more information on the offering of this exceptional 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe, please contact Darin Roberge at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, we at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continue to set records and attract clients worldwide. In addition to our reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, our unique auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by June at Newport Beach, August at Monterey, and September’s Las Vegas auction. For additional information, please visit or call 602.252.2697.

Media Contact: Darin Roberge This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 602-252-2697


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Get Ready For Newport Beach 2014!

Get Ready For Newport Beach 2014!

Phoenix, Arizona (May 12, 2014) – Another spectacular set of European sports cars, hot rods, American muscle cars and custom autos will roar into Newport Beach June 19th-21st for the 2nd annual Russo and Steele show taking place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Represented will be some of the most sought-after cars in the world. Last year’s show, for instance, witnessed the sale of a 2008 Bugatti Veyron for $1,078,000, a 1968 Aston Martin DB6 for $456,500 and many other exciting and memorable moments. Hailed by Classic Motorsports magazine as “the best group of cars we’ve ever seen,” the Russo and Steele show is open to the general public for $20 and bidder credentials are available at registration.

Russo and Steele’s dynamic collection of cars last year made a splash not only among car enthusiasts but also with the general public. Its theatrical “auction in the round” proved to be a visceral experience unlike other car shows/auctions. This year’s event will be similarly staged. Embracing a “for enthusiasts by enthusiasts” philosophy, Russo and Steele staff are knowledgeable car fans themselves – not simply auctioneers -- so collectors appreciate having a shared passion in an environment of camaraderie.

According to Andrew Alcazar, who with his wife, Josephine, own and operate Russo and Steele, last year’s event in Newport Beach proved successful for both buyers and sellers of collectible cars.

“While those in the market to purchase have access to an extraordinary selection and variety of high-quality vehicles, sellers will take comfort knowing that Russo and Steele is able to get them the best price possible thanks to our worldwide marketing efforts and highly experienced and knowledgeable sales staff,” said Alcazar, who said that Russo and Steele run auctions year-round in Monterey, California, Scottsdale and Las Vegas.

Like last year, Russo and Steele is holding a charity preview benefiting Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) on Wednesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. Tickets to the cocktail party, dinner and live auction are $150 each.

The public may purchase tickets at $20 each to view the cars Wednesday, June 18 – Saturday, June 21 with gates opening at 10 a.m. Tickets for those participating in the auction -- Thursday – Saturday at noon -- are encouraged to register in advance at as space is limited.

For more information, visit or call (602) 252-2697.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 729-DUNE or visit

For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images, or more advance information about the Russo and Steele Newport Beach ’14 auction, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.