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DoneSat, Nov 10, 2012 1:00 PM GMT

The Rudolf Caracciola Sale Ladenburg

This exceptional talent would have turned 111 on January 30th. Last year, the 110th birthday of the man from Remagen was celebrated in various events. Thus, it is our pleasure to be able to offer you our special "Rudolf Caracciola" catalogue this year. Over 150 lots with unique memorabilia of the man who won three European championships in 1935, 1937 and 1938 will be put up for auction. The champion's ribbon of the German Grand Prix at Nürburgring in 1931, when Rudolf Caracciola beat Louis Chiron and Achille Varzi in his legendary Mercedes Benz SSKL with the number 8, will be among the offered lots. His racing suit, gloves and cap will cause a sensation, not only among Mercedes enthusiasts. Even his driver's license and his personal ID from 1919 are featured in the auction. At this point, most of the items remain under wraps. However, a 220 SEb Mercedes Benz with the original 70,000 km (from the initial possession of Alice Caracciola), will also be offered in the catalogue.