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DoneFri, Nov 9, 2007 8:00 AM GMT

AUTOMOBILIA AUCTION LADENBURG GERMANY

Estate of the Porsche Gmuend employee Estate of the Benz Family Carl Benz, Bertha Benz, Eugen Richard Benz The abundance of catalogue material, which boasts more than 3,000 individual catalogues of nearly every brand spanning the period from 1895 to 1960. It includes sales catalogues from Benz & Cie, Daimler Motoren Gesellschaft, Daimler Steinway (USA)... Clearly, one of the highlights is the estate of one of the employees of the Porsche Konstruktionen Ges.mbH. Gmuend Kaernten (Porsche Constructions Limited Company Gmund Kaernten). Rarities like a memorandum regarding the founding of the company, an ozalid copy of the individual authorization of the Porsche Roadster Nr. 1, a travel pass Ferry Porsche for a ride from Gmuend to Stuttgart from the year 1948, development documents Type 195 ( torsion spring suspension), documents pertaining to the first orders and much more...the wealth of information about the accomplishments of the Porsche company in the early postwar period are quite unique. Matchless 16 mm Porsche racing films and a Porsche catalogue collection round off the offering. The original documents from the estate of the Benz Family should also arouse great interest ..... the driving license from Richard Benz, the marriage contract between Carl and Bertha Benz, the certification for Carl Benz from Joh. Schweizer Engineering Works, contract of sale T6, 11 birthplace of the first automobile, Eugen Benz Board of Directors letter of resignation from the Benz & Co Mannheim - are only a few of the exceptional rarities of family property which will be up for bid at this auction. As in previous auctions, there will again be plenty of top-class racing documents and photos contained in the catalogue, including a photo album from the private estate of Hermann Lang, a racing suit with gloves from Michael Schumacher and much more. A multitude of posters, accessories and memorabilia, which document automobile, motorcycle and bicycle history.