1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Vehicle Profile

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K
Special Roadster
Although over 17 feet long, the Special Roadster seats just two passengers. Equipped with a supercharger, the blower produced a 7 psi boost, adding a further 65 BHP at 3400 RPM resulting in a top speed of over 110 mph. About 400 540Ks were built, but just 26 of those were Special Roadsters, each priced at 28,000 Reichsmarks - about $12,000.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2016 1
2015 1
2013 4
2009 1
2005 2
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$836,000$836,0001
2015$1,870,000$1,870,0001
2013$1,425,632$2,200,7884
2009$946,000$946,0001
2005$1,026,684$1,035,8682
2003$973,500$973,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 130903
Sold for $836,000
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
 
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster by Nawrocki
Sold for $1,870,000
  2015 Auctions America - California
 
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 169367
Sold for $1,289,033
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 154133
Sold for $2,200,788
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K cabriolet
Chassis#: 169333
Sold for $900,205
  2013 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet 'A'
Chassis#: 169396
Sold for $1,312,500
  2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K
Sold for $946,000
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 169397
Sold for $1,035,868
  2005 Bonhams - Important Collectors' Motor Cars
 
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Chassis#: 189387
Sold for $1,017,500
  2005 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet
Sold for $973,500
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1938 Mercedes Benz 540K Norrmalm Cabriolet1693892016 The Finest : The Elegance at Hershey $950,000$1,300,000
1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K ROADSTER1693172016 Bonhams The MercedesBenz Sale $2,100,000$2,700,000
1938 Mercede-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster long tail1693942015 R√©tromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $2,000,000$3,000,000
1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540 K SPEICAL PHAETON111025100048132003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV$0  

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1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K vehicle thumbnail image  1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K vehicle thumbnail image  
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1934 500K Kombo Roadster
Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1934 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 105391
Engine Num: 105391
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1934 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis Num: 123689
Engine Num: 123689
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1934 Touren Wagon
Chassis Num: 20132
Engine Num: 105355
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Special Roadster
Engine Num: 123686
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 105379
Engine Num: 105379
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 105380
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 105384
Engine Num: 105384
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 113717
Engine Num: 113717
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Cabriolet A Special
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Cabriolet A Special
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Cabriolet C Special
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Special Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Sport Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Three-Position Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 113622
Engine Num: 113622
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 113659
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Touren Wagon with Factory Coachwork
Chassis Num: 113696
Engine Num: 113696
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Cabriolet Tourer A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 123724
Engine Num: 123724
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Special Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130913
Engine Num: 130913
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Cabriolet B
Chassis Num: 130921
Engine Num: 130921
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Spezial Coupe
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130944
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Sport Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130945
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130949
Engine Num: 130949
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Tourenwagen Sports Phaeton
Chassis Num: 209421
Engine Num: 123724
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130894
Engine Num: 130894
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Cabriolet C
Chassis Num: 154062
Engine Num: 154062
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Roadster Mayfair
Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis Num: 154080
Engine Num: 154080
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154083
Engine Num: 154083
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154140
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154146
Engine Num: 154146
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1937 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 232198
Engine Num: 154081
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 169316
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Norrmalm
Chassis Num: 169389
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 169396
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1938 Sport Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis Num: 232697
Engine Num: 154099
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1939 Spezial Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408371
Engine Num: 408371
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1939 Spezial Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408383
Engine Num: 408383
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1939 Autobahn Kurier
Chassis Num: B-69475
Engine Num: 154083
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1941 Cabriolet B
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408429


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