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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A / 154083 Vehicle Information

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

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Sold for $2,970,000 at 2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction.
The Mercedes-Benz 540K was arguably the pinnacle of pre-war achievements by the Stuttgart firm. It shared an independently suspended chassis with the preceding 500K; power came from a 5.4-liter supercharged straight-eight engine. With a top speed of nearly 110 mph, Sindelfingen (a Mercedes-Benz in-house coach building subsidiary) coachwork were equally impressive and luxurious.

Mercedes-Benz produced 97 examples of the 540K in 136, 145 in 1937, 95 in 1938 and 69 in 1939 before the war ended series production (though three more were built up to July 1942). When new, numerous examples were delivered to the United Kingdom, including this car. It was Order Commission number 236582 for Mr. Embiricos.

Andre M. Embiricos was a shipping and banking magnate and contested LeMans no fewer than 3 times in the post war era. Embiricos is also remembered for a unique Bentley Aerodynamic Coupe designed by Georges Paulin and built by Pourtout.

Andre had a cousin, Nicholas, who also carved a path in the automotive spectrum by racing both a Bugatti Type 53 and an ERA. It is not confirmed, but seems more likely that it was Nicholas Embiricos who owned the Mercedes as he was a resident in England in the late 1930s. Within a few short years after emigrating to America in 1941 he sadly met his demise in an air accident in Rhode Island.

This two seater cabriolet is more aerodynamic and low slung that its predecessor. The radiator is set a full 6 inches behind the centre line of the front wheels, has a super low windshield and top, with a single extra wheel placed on the swept back tail.

By 1940 the car had passed through Mercedes-Benz of Great Britain to S. Pettit of Pulborough in the Sussex county in the UK and then to a Haulage contractor in 1944. At the time it was listed as being in 'almost new' condition. It was finished in white with pigskin upholstery and had a patent leather roof.

By the 1980s the car had migrated to America and soon acquired by Don Williams of the Blackhawk Collection. While in his care, the car was given a sympathetic and exacting restoration of the bodywork brought it to the jet black scheme it wears today. The interior was refurbished in a parchment hide, and remains complete and correct with its luggage stowed behind the two seats. The odometer shows just a single digit, meaning it has seen little use since the restoration was completed.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2018



2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Sale Price :
USD $2,970,000

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Coupe by Hebmüller
Chassis#: 154143
Sold for USD$995,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 154078
Sold for USD$2,539,413
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Roadster Coachwork by Mayfair
Chassis#: 154080
Sold for USD$3,277,500
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B
Chassis#: 169350
Sold for USD$577,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 154146
Sold for USD$2,585,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet C
Chassis#: 154062
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K CABRIOLET A Coachwork by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 154083
Sold for USD$2,970,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 130894
Sold for USD$9,900,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Saloon
Chassis#: 169341
Sold for USD$797,307
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Model
Sold for USD$34,500
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1937 Mercedes 540 K cabriolet B 1937
Sold for USD$646,491
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet 'C'
Chassis#: 236583
Sold for USD$667,000
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A - Coachwork by Sindelfingen
Sold for USD$1,350,079
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 154140
Sold for USD$9,680,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A by Factory Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 154081
Sold for USD$1,996,988
  2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K image  
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet C
Chassis#: 169312
Sold for USD$612,630
  2011 Bonhams - Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet A
Sold for USD$2,145,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C
Chassis#: 169312
Sold for USD$586,840
  2009 Bonhams - Fine Vintage and Collectors' Motorcars at Reims
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 169363
Sold for USD$1,361,976
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Chassis#: 4086
Sold for USD$8,058,358
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster1540802021 Mecum : Monterey   
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 2020 Mecum : Indy   
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B1693672020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $650,000$750,000
1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPORT CABRIOLET A1541462016 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction   
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen1541462015 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$3,100,000$3,400,000$4,000,000

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Mercedes-Benz 540K Vehicle Profiles
500K Kombo Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K 500K Kombo Roadster

Coachbuilder: Windovers
Model Year: 1934
Profile
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Model Year: 1935
Profile
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B

Model Year: 1936
Profile

Special Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Cabriolet A Special
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A Special

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Cabriolet A Special
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A Special

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1936
Profile

Cabriolet C Special
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C Special

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Special Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Sport Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1936
Profile

Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 113659
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Special Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130913
Engine Num: 130913
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B

Chassis Num: 130921
Engine Num: 130921
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Spezial Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Coupe

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130944
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Sport Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130945
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History
Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130949
Engine Num: 130949
Model Year: 1936
Profile and Auction History

Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis Num: 154080
Engine Num: 154080
Model Year: 1936
Profile
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Sport Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 130894
Engine Num: 130894
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet C
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C

Chassis Num: 154062
Engine Num: 154062
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Roadster Mayfair
Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster Mayfair

Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis Num: 154080
Engine Num: 154080
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154083
Engine Num: 154083
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154140
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154146
Engine Num: 154146
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B

Chassis Num: 169350
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 232198
Engine Num: 154081
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster

Model Year: 1938
Profile
Special Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster

Model Year: 1938
Profile

Streamliner Coupe
Mercedes-Benz 540K Streamliner Coupe

Model Year: 1938
Profile
Special Tourer
Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Tourer

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 169316
Model Year: 1938
Profile

Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Norrmalm
Chassis Num: 169389
Model Year: 1938
Profile
Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 169396
Model Year: 1938
Profile and Auction History
Sport Cabriolet
Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Erdmann & Rossi
Chassis Num: 232697
Engine Num: 154099
Model Year: 1938
Profile

SWB Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K SWB Roadster

Model Year: 1939
Profile
SWB Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K SWB Roadster

Model Year: 1939
Profile
SWB Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K SWB Roadster

Model Year: 1939
Profile

Spezial Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408371
Engine Num: 408371
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Spezial Roadster
Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408383
Engine Num: 408383
Model Year: 1939
Profile and Auction History
Autobahn Kurier
Mercedes-Benz 540K Autobahn Kurier

Chassis Num: B-69475
Engine Num: 154083
Model Year: 1939
Profile

Cabriolet A
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 189392
Engine Num: 189392
Model Year: 1941
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet B
Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet B

Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 408429
Model Year: 1941
Profile and Auction History


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