Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster for sale


One of many rarest Mercedes convertible fashions is up on the market at Sotheby’s public sale home on August 18-20 at Montery. It’s one among solely three surviving Mercedes 540 Okay Particular Roadster with long-tail and coated spare.

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If you wish to purchase a pre or put up World Warfare II Mercedes convertible, the public sale organized by Sotheby’s public sale home on 18-20 August 2022 in Monterey is an effective alternative.

The most costly model is undoubtedly the Mercedes 540 Okay Particular Roadster, produced in 1937 that begins at $9 million. This automobile could be very particular as a result of it was commissioned by the King of Afghanistan, Mohammed Zahir Shah, in Might 1937 and delivered to him in September 1937. Secondly, that is one among solely three surviving Mercedes 540 Okay Particular Roadster with long-tail and covered-spare.

Throughout World Warfare II, the automobile was saved on the Afghan Embassy in France and remained there till 1948. King Mohammed then donated the automobile to his son-in-law who took it to England and drove it often round London till 1952. In 1953 it was purchased by the American Vernon D. Jarvis, an awesome collector of pre-war traditional automobiles who stored it for greater than 30 years earlier than promoting it in 1986 to Robert Bahre, a collector and traditional automobile connoisseur. After 1990, Bahre bought it to the present proprietor and that is the primary time the automobile has been supplied at public public sale.

The automobile is in close to authentic situation because the two-tone brown end and leather-based upholstery are precisely as Vernon Jarvis described them in December 1953. Jarvis’s data present the automobile as having 11,700 miles on board however the mileage has been reset and it now has 883 miles on board, which means it has coated lower than 13,000 miles in complete.

The beginning value is 9 million USD and is justified by the rarity of the automobile and the truth that the automobile has not wanted any main restoration, has been very effectively preserved over time and has all the unique mechanical elements. Yow will discover the complete listing right here.


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