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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1937 - 1939
Numbers built:26
Internal name:W29
Designed by:Hermann Ahrens for Mercedes-Benz
Predecessor:Mercedes-Benz 500 K Spezial Roadster
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:January 08, 2016
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Chassis 130894 Delivered new through US distributor Mitropa Motors, this early Spezial Roadster is believed to have been originally owned by Reginald Sinclaire. An heir to a wealthy industrialist, Sinclaire had a taste for fine automobiles as over the years he also owned an another 540 K a>>>

Chassis 130949 Among the very first 540 Ks built, this Special Roadster was ordered new by Barones Josephine von Krieger. The German aristocrat most likely bought the car as a graduation gift for her son Henning. The car was finished in a deep black with pigskin upholstery and boasted a st>>>

Chassis 154075 Commissioned by King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan, this 540 K was fitted by the factory with the 'Spezial Roadster' body. Crucially, the design used was of the high door, long tail and covered spare tyre design that is today considered the ultimate version of the Spezi>>>

Chassis 154086 This high-door, long-tail version of the 540 K Spezial Roadster was acquired by British enthusiast Sir John Chubb. He enjoyed driving the car himself but for obvious reasons hid it carefully during the War. In the early 1950s, it was sold on and refurbished by Mercedes-Benz >>>

Chassis 154140 One of just two dozen 'long tail' 540 K Spezial Roadsters built in the Sindelfingen 'Sonderwagen' workshop, chassis 154140 was sold new to an Argentinian industrialist. The car remained in the South American country into the 1960s when it was discovered by an American enthus>>>

Chassis 154151 Displayed at the Berlin Motor Show in February of 1937, this Spezial Roadster was bought new by Jack Warner of Warner Brothers Studios fame. Before being shipped to New York, it was specifically prepared for Warner with a mph speedometer and 'Made in Germany' badges. Warner >>>

Chassis 169384 This Spezial Roadster was sold new in 1938 to a Dutch customer from The Hague. It changed hands once in The Netherlands before it was acquired by an American and shipped to the United States. Still in highly original condition, chassis 169384 returned to Europe in the early >>>

Chassis 408383 One of the very last Spezial Roadsters, this example was built to the special order of the Horn brothers, who owned an exclusive boutique in Berlin. It is slightly unusual in that it does not have the V-shaped windshield usually associated with the Spezial Roadster and as a >>>

Chassis 421987 Sold new to German industrialist Alfried Krupp von Bohlen unda Halbach, this was one of the very last 540 Ks built before the War. It is one of five built on a slightly shorter wheelbase chassis and is also equipped with a five-speed gearbox that was added to the 540 K model>>>

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