Huge auction of pre-World War II Mercedes convertibles


An enormous public sale organised by Sotheby’s public sale home will happen on 18-20 August in Monterey, California, providing quite a few pre-World Struggle II Mercedes convertibles.

27 Mercedes fashions are on provide at Sotheby’s public sale on August 18-10 in Monterey, California. Among the many 27 fashions are 10 uncommon Mercedes 500 Okay and 540 Okay collection convertibles produced earlier than World Struggle II.
Right here is the checklist of fashions and the beginning worth:

1937 Mercedes 540 Okay Particular Roadster which I wrote about right here. Beginning worth $9,000,000 USD

1936 Mercedes 540 Okay Cabriolet A, beginning worth 2,000,000 USD
The Mercedes 540 Okay succeeded the Mercedes 500 Okay in 1936 and benefited from a bigger 5.4 litre engine. The inline 8-cylinder engine developed 180 hp. The cabriolet model was produced in three separate collection, A, B and C.
The model supplied at public sale is a part of the primary collection and takes over the bodywork of the five hundred Okay virtually unchanged, with a set-back radiator shell like as Particular Roadster, low windshield and lengthy fenders. The model is right-hand drive and was delivered to Rose & Firm in London in August 1936.


1935 Mercedes 500 Okay Cabriolet, beginning worth 1,750,000 USD
The Mercedes 500 Okay cabriolet by Saoutchik is the one surviving instance tuned by the well-known French coachbuilder J. Saoutchik. The automobile was purchased by Dr. Charles Crocker following his go to to the Paris Motor Present on 3-13 October 1935. It turned well-known by profitable the primary Pebble seashore Concours d’Class held in 1950.

1935 Mercedes 500 K Cabriolet by Saoutchik

1936 Mercedes 500 Okay Regular Roadster, beginning worth 1,400,000 USD
Launched in 1934, the five hundred Okay was the second technology supercharged eight-cylinder inline made by Mercedes producing 160 HP. The Regular Roadster was even uncommon than the Particular Roadster and solely 5 items had been survived.

1936 Mercedes 500 K Normal Roadster

1939 Mercedes 540 Okay Particular Cabriolet A, beginning worth 1,750,000 USD
With chassis quantity 408371 this 5-speed gearbox model produced in 1939 is the one model with a physique to this design. Based mostly on the usual Cabriolet A, it has a raked vee’d windshield from the well-known Particular Roadster and a low sloping tail. It was delivered to a buyer in Paris on 29 April 1939 and subsequently received the Pebble Seashore Concours d’Class in 1973.

mercedes 540 K Special Cabriolet

1938 Mercedes 540 Okay Drophead Coupe, beginning worth 1,250,000 USD
1939 Mercedes 540 Okay Cabriolet A, beginning worth  1,400,000 USD
1935 Mercedes 500 Okay Regular Roadster, beginning worth 1,400,00 USD
1938 Mercedes 540 Okay Cabriolet A, beginning worth 1,000,000 USD
1937 Mercedes 500 Okay Cabriolet C beginning worth  600,000 USD

On the similar public sale two Mercedes 300 SL Roadsters can be bought, one from 1963 (beginning worth 2,000,000 USD) and one from 1962 (beginning worth 1,400,000 USD) in addition to a Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster (beginning worth 325,000 USD).

Yow will discover right here all particulars concerning the fashions talked about above.



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