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Drive like The King: Elvis Presley's Mercedes-Benz 600 up for auction

A Mercedes-Benz 600 once owned by Elvis Presley will feature at Bonhams' traditional end of year sale of "Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia" on December 6.

LONDON // A Mercedes-Benz 600 once owned by Elvis Presley will feature at Bonhams' traditional end of year sale of Important Motor Cars and Fine Automobilia on December 6.

Restored to a very high standard, and one of only a handful of cars that Presley registered in his name, the Mercedes-Benz has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £150,000 to 200,000 (Dh 845,000 to 1.2 million).

Presley kept the car, which was one of two 600 Mercedes he owned, for two years before giving it to a friend, James Leroy Robertson. It was purchased by the vendor in 2005 from Robertson Motors Memphis, and exported to the UK.

Another big name at the auction is a 2000 Ferrari 550 GTZ, one of only five examples of the car bodied by the famous Italian Carrozzeria Zagato and the only right hand drive example.

The Bonhams December sale is traditionally the largest, by value and volume, and this year it is being hosted at a new venue, Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands Motor Course.