Preview - Kruse International auction in the "Meilenwerk" in Berlin - 8th Nov 2003
The auction house Kruse International is organizing a large Classic Car auction on 8 November 2003 at the “Meilenwerk” in Berlin. Recently opened, the “Meilenwerk” is the perfect location for an event of this kind. For those who have not yet visited this dedicated area of the city for “old- timers”, the 8 November sale will be a good opportunity. Deadline for applications of vehicle entries with the Kruse representative Axel Anders is on 30 September 2003.
Kruse International was created by German-born Dean V. Kruse in the USA; and is still managed by him today. The American Classic scene has paid tribute to the Kruse Auction House many times over and one of the largest auctions of all was completed on 2 September 2003 in Auburn, USA. It had begun on 27 August 2003 and after only one week several hundred vehicles had found new owners. Dean V. Kruse, (who actually lives in the USA), will present German enthusiasts with an exclusive automobile sale on 8 November.
In order to give a preview of the auction, here are just some of the highlights -
Allard J2X Le Mans
This completely enclosed bodywork race car is very rare. Only eleven cars with these Le Mans-type bodies were manufactured. The vehicle is fully restored and has the all-important FIA papers. It is powered by the legendary Chrysler Hemi engine, with Cunningham tuning, and a Hallibrand differential working in the De Dion rear axle. The vehicle has documented running history in the USA and it also ran in the 1952 Monaco Grand Prix, a race for sports cars in that year only. Click here to view the car.
Pre-War W.O Bentley 4 Litre
Registration GO 8477, chassis VF 4004
The most original and rarest, (only fifty examples of this 4 Litre type having been built), of all. This wonderful vehicle was first registered by Capt. Woolf Barnato, Le Mans winner for Bentley and later President of the Bentley company. The car’s complete history is documented extensively and it has been a winner at renowned concours such as Blenheim Palace, Concorso D'Eleganza Villa D'Este and Schwetzingen. Click here to view the car.
Vehicles of the Benz marque are very rare and hardly offered to the market. This very sporty Benz with pointed radiator and boat tail has a 2,080 cc 4-cylinder engine. The vehicle was overall winner of the legendary Bertha Benz Rally as well as finishing first in the International Rally Hagen Klassik in 2003. Click here to view the car.
Hispano-Suiza H6 B
At the 1919 Paris motor show this car was the undisputed star of the exhibition. From that moment on Hispano Suiza came to symbolise the highest level of luxury. The vehicle is bodied with the original “Tourer”- coachwork, which was built in Melbourne by the well-known company Flood. The extensive documentation on the vehicle, which was imported in1988 to Germany, is present and complete. The vehicle has taken part in FIVA World rallies in Spain, Portugal, France, Austria and Italy. Click here to view the car.
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
In very good original condition the car has the rare Rudge knock-off alloy wheels, and has been serviced and maintained by specialists. Click here to view the car.
Pre-War Mercedes-Benz 540 K W29
One of the most famous cars ever built this car has extensive documentation of work carried out throughout its life including restoration and maintenance by a recognised specialist. Click here to view the car.
58313 Herdecke, Germany
Text: Classic Driver
Photos: Kruse International