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Bukowski’s auction on Ingmar Bergman’s chattels became world news. But in the midst of bins for 11 000 SEK and a stopwatch for 80 000 SEK there were also two classic cars. Bergmans daily drive and his special occations … Both Mercedes-Benz of 1980.
When Ingmar Bergman left Sweden and moved to Germany, was when he bought both cars. Cars that since his death has been at the double garage on the Faeroe Islands, and taken to Bukowski with authentic Faeroe dust …
the car that of many came to be associated with Ingmar Bergman and his Faeroe is his tomato red G230 Geländewagen, this was the car he was driving on a daily basis for over 25 years. Despite this, the car only has about 80 000 km on the odometer. Both the body and interior were in the “service state” when it was displayed for the speculators on Bukowski.
Estimated price was SEK 50 000, but when the hammer fell the car went for 210 000 SEK.
The other car was not as well known. First-generation S-Class W126. Bergman’s pride was a 500 SE
– With the biggest V8 that could be purchased then. Metallic green paint and green decor and with 14-inch steel wheels with hubcaps!
A comfort car without ostentation, and it had only been about 80 000 KM. At the auction this went on for 220 000 SEK.
Swedish newspaper Dagbladet writes about how Bergman used the S-Class to run to church and get people on the flight, while his G230 was at home the car that he drove to his private cinema every day at 15.00.
Culture journalist Marie Nyeröd has made several documentaries about Ingmar Bergman:
– He thought his cars were the best thing that existed, she told Swedish Dagbladet.
Obviously more thought the same thing …