1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K 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 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 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 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1938 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

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Roadster
Designer: Friedrich Geiger
This German built automobile was designed by Friedrich Geiger. In the mid-1930s, the 500K and then the 540K reigned atop the Mercedes-Benz car line, and their most fabulous iteration was the Special Roadster. The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster was the centerpiece of the 1937 Berlin Motor Show. This car was the choice of royalty and celebrities. This automobile is called a 'special roadster' with styling that epitomizes everything classic about style, power and sophistication. Styling features included an extended hood, a raked, V-shaped radiator and external exhaust. This car is truly unique.


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

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 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 ROADSTER1693172016 Bonhams The MercedesBenz Sale $2,100,000$2,700,000
1938 MERCEDES-BENZ 540 K SPEICAL PHAETON111025100048132003 Kruse Auctions Las Vegas, NV$0  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1936 Special Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
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 540K1936 Special Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 113659
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 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 Special Tourer
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
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 A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 189392
Engine Num: 189392
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 540K1941 Cabriolet B
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408429


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