Lot 3527
1978 Gazelle/Replica of a 1929 Mercedes
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
With a 1.4 liter 4 cylinder engine and three-speed automatic transmission from the Chevrolet Chevette of the early to mid 80s production, which produced about 55 horsepower. Equipped with power steering and brakes. With the original Certificate of Origin allocated to the named dealer.

Classic Motor Carriages, which produced these cars, suffered some legal troubles over the years. These cars were sold through mail order, and were built by enthusiasts in their own garage from a kit. This car was factory built by the manufacturer as a demo vehicle for the dealer.

For this lot, payment accepted only by wire transfer. 15% Buyer's Premium for LLA live-online and absentee bidding. 20% buyer's premium for live internet bidding through LiveAuctioneers. For winning bidders in NC, license plate and titling of vehicle can be obtained by Leland Little Auctions NCFL# 7452, provided all applicable fees and taxes are paid.

Private Consignment from a Former Gazelle Dealer, Cary North Carolina

This rare find is from a remaining collection of Gazelles that have been stored away for years. A former dealer was left with 3 remaining cars and has lovingly cared for them over the years by storing them close by, and running them at times.

Stored in climate controlled garages since the mid 80s when it was built by the factory; engine runs very well; recent work to verify operation includes fluid changes, exterior radiator leak repaired, spark plugs replaced, new battery, transmission found to have water in it from leaking cooler in radiator and has damaged seals, external transmission cooler installed. Will need rebuild, but operates.

In wonderful original condition; original top and curtains are clear and flexible without cracks; tonneau has a small hole; all of the interior surfaces feel like new, with no indication of age; seating arrangement provides a tight fit for driver; tires are aged but in good condition, and have 14" Western wire wheels in excellent condition; one driving light is cracked and inoperable, remaining lights operate as expected; transmission cover for the shifter isn't installed and is blue in color, does not match interior; a few interior pieces such as covers for sill need to be reattached, adhesive has failed.