Category Archives: New Arrivals!

Newest arrivals into Feldmann Imports Inventory

No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive! Aston Martin DB9 Vantage

The Aston Martin trade in finally arrived today, it had been housed at a client’s second home in Las Vegas, we shipped it here after they bought a new Mercedes-Benz S class Hybrid.

2008 DB9 Vantage,  just over 4,000 miles, 4,331 I believe to be exact. I’ts dark charcoal grey with Dark Grey leather interior. Automatic transmission with shifter paddles on the steering wheel. Loaded with options, glorious sounding exhaust note.

Guaranteed to make the valets park your car right by the front door to the restaurant every time. Save big money, it’s available for sale today at just $99,995 (more photos below)

P2 Package, Panorama Sunroof, KEYLESS GO, $28,995! Certified Pre Owned Mercedes E class

2007 Mercedes-Benz E 350 4matic sedan. Equipment includes the AMG sport package, Premium 2 Package (P2) which gives you navigation, Bluetooth capability, SIRIUS satellite radion, Bi-Xenon headlights, heated front seats, KEYLESS GO and more.

It also has a Panorama Sunroof, iPod kit and wood steering wheel. This car had an original MSRP of $60,780. It’s available today at Feldmann Imports in Bloomington for less than half that amount. It’s got 54,000 miles, for sale today as a Certified Pre Owned car for $28,995.

SOLD 5-14-2010! 2011 Mercedes E550 Convertible Launch Edition in Olivine Grey

This 2011 Mercedes E550 Convertible in the rare Olivine Grey color just arrived at our dealership. It’s the Launch Edition E550 cabriolet convertible, totally loaded with options. Airscarf, KEYLESS GO, COMAND Navigation, all the goodies!

It’s available now at Feldmann Imports Mercedes-Benz in Bloomington, MN. Fly into the Minneapolis airport, we’ll pick you up, bring you over to the dealership to pick up your new Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet.

SOLD 5-14-2010! Save Big $! Lightly Used 2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK Grand Edition Just 2,200 Miles

I sold this car to a gentleman last July, it was our last 2009 CLK coupe, the rare, CLK Grand Edition. He put just 2,220 miles on this car in the past 10 months. He was in for his first oil change this week, saw the black 2011 E class coupe on the showfloor and he HAD to have it, he traded this car in.

Just 2,220 miles and ten months old!

They only made 1000 Grand Edition cars. 500 coupes and 500 cabriolets, so this is one of 500 ever built. All of the coupes were painted Palladium Silver and have a special Tobacco Brown leather interior with contrasting beige stitching and aluminum trim, it also sports 18″ twin spoke AMG wheels. Here is a complete list of equipment from its original window sticker:

Grand Edition Floor Mats, Bluetooth Hands Free Communication System, iPod Integration Kit, Garage Door Opener, Autodimming mirrors, Glass Sunroof, Steering Wheel Shift Paddles, Sport Suspension, DVD COMAND Navigation, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Aluminum Trim, Sport Body Styling, harman/kardon Sound System w/ Dolby 5.1, Heated Front Seats. That package cost $8,975 when new, total MSRP for this car was $57,950 just ten months and 2,220 miles ago.

Special edition Tobacco Brown leather interior.

Please give me a call if you want any additional information about this unique car. It hasn’t been priced yet… but I’m going to guess upper $30,000s. Any way you look at it, you’re saving almost $20,000 from it’s original price.

My Favorite Modern Mercedes-Benz: CLS, Now Only $33,995

I remember when I saw my first CLS. It was on 12th Avenue in Manhattan. I didn’t even know what it was until it was past me and I saw the sun catch the silver three pointed star on the trunk lid and I knew.

This is a Capri Blue CLS, a sort of very dark metallic bluewith cashmere leather interior. It’s a great color combination for this car. It’s got about 64,000 miles on the odometer. 

It’s been serviced and is ready to go another 64,000 miles with its V8 engine. Highly optioned with Mercedes-Benz accessory wheels, it’s priced right at $33,995.

Pavement Pounding E55 AMG Mercedes – Super Low 27,639 Miles @ 1/3 Original MSRP

This 2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG Sports Sedan just pulled into our detail shop when I saw it and snapped this photo. Iridium Silver w/ Black leather AMG sport seats, this car is loaded and ready to roll. The big supercharged AMG V8 pumps out 469 HP.

Amazingly this car has only 27,639 original miles. Price is $32,995.

My Meeting with the “Most Expensive Car in the World”…

1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic at Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI 2005

I spent a day with this very car a couple of years ago… it turned out to be one of the best car days of my life! I read today, on a Wall Street Journal blog, about its private sale. It is now being called “The Most Expensive Car in the World”. A museum in California bought it, a 1936 Bugatti for “between 30 and 40 million dollars”.

I knew it was going to be a good day when I woke up, later than I should have (about 8:00), to the sound of morning practice for 1950s and 60s small bore production based racing cars buzzing around Road America, a 4 mile long, 14 turn road racing course in Elkhart Lake, WI.

I’ve been a Grid Worker for the SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) for years. (Have a look at this article from the Chicago Region SCCA newsletter to see what exactly I do at the races).  It gives me great access to some really cool cars, really up close and personal, sometimes a little too close.

In any case, it was the Elkhart Lake Fall Vintage Festival 2005,where a couple of hundred vintage cars and enthusiasts meet to actually drive and race their cars, just like they raced 50, 60, even 80 years ago in the case of some of the Bugattis.

Imagine this place, like a nature preserve that happens to have a racetrack running through it… hills and valleys, thick woods all over the place… No hillbillies standing on top of motor homes with confederate flags here or grandstands full of beer drinking animals.

As I walked from my tent on the edge of the woods where I camped Friday night to the starting grid where I would be arranging racing cars for the rest of the day I walked past all the usual stuff. Racing cars of all types and guys tinkering on them, getting them ready for practice and morning qualifying.

MGs, Morgans, Triumphs, Lotus, more Porsches than you could begin to count… from the 50s, all the way up to 1980s era Porsche 911 racing cars.  Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, McLarens, Elvas, and lots of Bugatti Grand Prix cars from the 1920s. Millions and millions of dollars worth of hardware, and then I came upon this:

It went from another fun weekend at the track to on of the all time great car days of my life… right up there with my visit to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August of 2000 when I got to see the only other original 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic on the planet, Ralph Lauren’s car, as he almost ran over my toes coming off the podium.

Ralph Lauren almost runs over my toes in his 1936 Bugatti at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, August 2000.

There are only two of these cars on the planet, the fact that one of them sold last week for between 30 and 40 million dollars doesn’t surprise me. While in this car’s presence, in the low morning sun, I just walked around it, I looked at each detail. It is high art, no doubt about it.

I got tears in my eyes, no joke, it’s that significant in the history of the automobile.

The sheer genius and beauty of this machine is incredible. It was the best, most advanced, most cutting edge example of its kind when it was created by Jean Bugatti in France in the 1930s.

I can only imagine what it must have been like to see this car tool by on a Parisian street almost 80 years ago. It was difficult enough to comprehend 5 years ago. I’ll stop with the gushing… it’s ‘just a car’ right? It is modern art, sculpture that has a function, in all honesty. Ralph Lauren’s Bugatti, and 25 or so of his other cars, spent several months on display in the Boston Museum of Modern Art a couple of years ago because they are works of art.

Imagine, a painting sold last week at Christie’s in New York for $106 million… yeah… and you can’t drive a painting. I just feel lucky to have seen, heard, and smelled this car doing what it was meant to do, because in the end… it is just a car. I hope the museum that bought it will use it occasionally like the good doctor who brought it to Elkhart Lake. Enjoy these photos of this vintage racing weekend…

Notice: No welds... look at the rivets holding the two halves of the fenders together and the rivets going down the middle, and 5 tailpipes.

It was amazingly quiet as it drove by, just sort of whirrrred right along.

An assortment of Bugattis under a cloud of brat smoke from the grill.

Millions of dollars worth of 1920s and 30s Bugatti Grand Prix cars lining up to race.

Getting ready to pull away for the race.

Bugatti Type 57 Atlante, same chassis as the blue car, but with a different body, takes to the track between racing sessions for a cruise.

Filling up at the gas pump before the race. The car on the left is on par with the 30 million dollar car, it could easily sell for 20 million or more if you had the right two billionaires at the same auction, an extremely rare Type 57SC competition car.

A more modern race group later in the afternoon, 1960s and 70s cars.

Mid 1970s Porsche 911 RSR from Europe.

Porsche: Then and Now. Always lots of Porsches at the track.

But then I digress….

Read about this multi-million dollar car sale  here at the Wall Street Journal

New Arrival! 2008 Infiniti G35xs AWD

Traded in last night, not even cleaned up yet, I just had to post this one immediately! All Wheel Drive, G35xs, highest trim level for a G35, Silver w/ grey leather interior, navigation, keyless entry and push button start, only 38,500 miles, new tires last week, great winter car! Ready to go at $$28,995.