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  Mercedes-Benz 500 K Spezial Cabriolet A
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1936
Numbers built:1
Internal name:W29
Designed by:Hermann Ahrens for Mercedes-Benz
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 07, 2013
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Chassis: 130859
Delivered new through the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Paris on March 4, 1936, this 500 K combines the 'Cabriolet A' body style with many elements normally found on the 'Spezial Roadster' like the V-shaped windshield. Accordingly the car was listed on the factory data sheet as a 'Spezial Cabriolet A' and was most likely the only one built to this specification. The car's first owner was Argentinian multi-millionaire Arturo Lopez Willshaw.

Among the striking machine's subsequent owners were Gianni Agnelli, Yoshiyuki Hayashi and more recently Bernie Ecclestone. It was from the latter that the current custodian acquired the car at RM Auctions' inaugural London Sale in October of 2007. He immediately submitted the Spezial Cabriolet A to a complete restoration. Chassis 130859 has since made several public appearances including at the 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it is pictured here.


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2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2009 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

  Article Image gallery (17) 130859 Specifications