November 21, 2011
The most expensive Mercedes sold in the world
In the U.S. at an auction in Monterey, California has sold the most expensive car brand Mercedes-Benz’s history. Model for Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster 1937 unknown buyer paid 9 million 860 thousand dollars.
I must say that it is the Mercedes-Benz 540 K is considered the best car brand, which was released before the Second World War. For the first time machine of this series appeared in 1933 under the name Mercedes-Benz 380
in 1934, was presented to 500 K, well, and in 1936 was created by 540 K. For the period from 1936 to 1939 was built 419 chassis Mercedes-Benz 540 K, and the circulation of Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster was generally only 25 cars . And each of them was made to order.
In 1937, the buyer paid for my roadster 28 thousand Reichsmarks, equivalent was about 12 thousand U.S. dollars (the car has got big businessman in Buenos Aires). At the same time in America importer of Mercedes-Benz roadster asked for 14 thousand dollars, which is about 40% more than just an expensive at the time Cadillac V-16.