Matching numbers * beautiful restored * Classic Data 1-
Price on request
If Thor, the god of thunder, had owned a car, it would have been a supercharged Mercedes!
A kind of work of art – that’s how the poets and composers, the film directors and photographers saw it in the 1930s – and of course the Mercedes star sparkled everywhere: on the fuel filler cap, on the wheels, on the steering wheel and twice at the front on the radiator grille.
Rarely has the task of replacing a dream car with an adequate successor been solved so convincingly: in the years 1926-1934, the unspoilt and vigorous S and SS models had won trophies and victories on all racetracks around the world. Here 500K came in just right: powerful like its predecessors, but much more elegant and handy.
The 500 K no longer came onto the market as a racing sports car, but as an elegant luxury sports car for the beautiful and powerful in this world.
Most buyers opted for the Sindelfingen factory body, although it was also possible to only purchase the chassis and have the body made by a well-known body construction company.
This vehicle was built in 1934. He got his chassis and technology at the Mercedes plant in Sindelfingen, as a very rare right-hand drive vehicle, as you can see at the Mercedes-Certificate.
The body was held in England by the renowned body manufacturer "Windovers" in London and the vehicle was thus completed.
So Capt. Fletcher was delighted with his new one-off in May 1935. Only about 70 cars were built with special-body, more than 200 cars were built the "normal" Sindelfinger-body.
The car still bears the original body and the original engine and transmission (3+1) - matching numbers!, and otherwise you can still speak of this vehicle's delivery condition.
The car has only 2 owners. The first was Cap. Fletcher with family over 70 years. After, the car came to Germany to his second owner.
The Classic Data report certifies this with the status grade 1-.
Of course, the Mercedes 500 K has German registration papers and is ready for immediate use. In the client's order.
Externally, the 500K and 540K differ only in details. The technical developments are well hidden among the many different body styles that were offered. Above all, the displacement increased from 5.0 liters for the 500K to 5.4 liters for the 540K.
Two attributes of the 500 K and its successor 540K sometimes cause confusion: the externally visible exhaust pipes clad with metal hoses and the letter “K” in the type designation. Of course, the impressive exhaust pipes of the 500K and 540K should remind the public of the supercharged sports cars, but technically there is no connection between the compressor and the exhaust pipe routing. And the “K”? – In the type language of Mercedes-Benz, it initially stands for the abbreviation “short wheelbase”, such as the SSK. It was only in 1934, with the 500K, that the “K” appeared as an abbreviation for “compressor”. In the client’s order.Errors and changes excepted.
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