MONACO – The Germans are known for their precise engineering, high standards and performance machines. Mercedes-Benz has been dominant in the German car scene for over a century, and their heritage was built on that reputation and exemplified in the cars below. Another great example of their engineering prowess is the Haz Buggy, a fun little dune buggy also available at RM Sotheby's: Monaco sale on 14 May.  


1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL


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Built as the smaller, more affordable alternative to the 300 SL, the 190 SL delivered a balance of comfort and performance. You can hardly say it’s lacking in excitement, though. With a top speed of 110 mph and an open top, there is no lack of thrills in this little roadster.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing


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The 300 SL is without a doubt the most desirable Mercedes sports car produced. Featuring the famous gullwing doors, the car has a dominating presence sitting still and in motion. This single owner example is finished in the traditional silver paint but with a striking blue interior. One of the best of the best.

1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL 'Pagoda'


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Featuring the rare four-speed manual transmission, this 280 SL ‘Pagoda’ is the successor to Mercedes’ previous sport roadsters: the 300 SL and the 190 SL. With a powerful 2.8-liter inline-six pushing out 180 brake horsepower, the car is no slouch, either. With a unique color combination and immaculate restoration, this car is easily one of the most desirable for a Mercedes enthusiast.

1969 HAZ Buggy


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The dune buggy captured the imagination and adventurous spirit of the Baby Boomer Era in vehicle form. The Haz Buggy was easily the most iconic of the dune buggies, and this early example remains in exceptional condition.

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