Greek town auctions barn-found Mercedes for $560,000

The city of Piraeus, Greece held an auction last week to sell a car donated by a local resident: a 1960 Mercedes 300SL hardtop that had been parked since 1974. The winning bid: $560,000.

According to HighOctane, the city will use the money for its parks, henceforth named after the vehicle's late owner Kriton Dilaveri. While $560,000 may seem high for an SL with 97,000 km, much of the deterioration appears superficial.