1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster Goes Under the Hammer

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster

One more classic rod to join the auction at Monterey as RM Auctions revealed the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. Yes… its “Spezial” not “Special”, back in 1930s, people know the lingo too. Anyway, RM Auctions expects that the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster coupe classic can snatch price between $3,500,000 to $4,500,000.

Back then, there were around 419 units of Mercedes-Benz 540 K from 1936-1939 and the Spezial Roadster turned out to be the most dominant piece of art and executed to the highest standards in Mercedes-Benz’s own karosserie in Sindelfingen. Only 25 units of the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster were built.

The 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster offered by RM Auctions had five-speed transmission with overdrive fifth speed that first introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1939. Rumor had it one of the brothers at Mercedes-Benz, Rolf Horn, had the biggest influence in the conception and design of the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster. The 1939 Spezial Roadster carried teardrop fenders, no running boards, hidden spares, and tapered rear deck.

1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster - rear view

Before entering the auction floor at Monterey, the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster undergoing a thorough inspections from two veteran experts of Mercedes-Benz Classic German in California. The inspection result based on their expert opinion is the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster coupe classic is a matching-numbers example.

The 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster is finished in its original black color scheme, and the engine is original to the chassis and also hold on to the original number plate. In short, this particular coupe classic is composed of very original components, the way they left the factory.

RM Auctions stated that the 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster is one of the most unique coupe classic cars that emphasized the overworked done by the engineers at Mercedes-Benz.

9 thoughts on “1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster Goes Under the Hammer”

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