1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A / 105391 Chassis Information

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K
Cabriolet A
Coachwork: Sindelfingen
Chassis #: 105391
Engine # 105391
Sold for $1,870,000 at 2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey.
In March of 1934, Mercedes-Benz introduced their 500K at the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, more commonly referred to as the Berlin Motor Show. It was produced alongside the 380 K and featured a fully independent suspension, an engine displacing 4984 cubic-centimeters of displacement, and a four-speed gearbox with direct ratio in third gear with the fourth gear acting as an overdrive unit. The engine produced 100 horsepower in normal operation and 160 horsepower when the supercharger was engaged.

Ultimate, 342 examples, mainly destined for Europe, England, and North America were built.

This example is an early Cabriolet A with long sweeping front fenders, a low top and windshield, dual rear-mounted spared, and a passenger compartment moved far back on the chassis frame.

This example was originally delivered through Mercedes-Benz AG of Zurich, Switzerland, to a 30-year-old Curt Alexander Bally of nearby Schönenwerd on September 21st of 1934. In 1951, the 500 K was acquired in Switzerland, possibly from Mr. Bally, by Walter M. Halle of Cleveland, Ohio, for whom it underwent a five-year restoration. Mr. Halle later gave the 500 K to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in 1971. It remained on display for nearly two decades.

In 1990, it was sold back into private hands, where it joined the current owner's collection. The owner commissioned a restoration of the car later in the 1990s, at which time the car was refinished in its present livery, scarlet with a light tan interior piped in red, a matching top, chrome wire wheels with whitewall tires, and a radiator stone guard.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2016

2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$2,000,000-$2,500,000 
Sale Price :
$1,870,000

2019 1
2016 1
2015 1
2014 2
2012 1
2010 1
2005 1
2002 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$830,000$830,0001
2016$1,870,000$1,870,0001
2015$681,232$681,2321
2014$425,500$825,0002
2012$369,899$369,8991
2010$317,736$317,7361
2005$310,200$310,2001
2002$15,500$15,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-Passenger Tourer
Chassis#: 123689
Sold for $830,000
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 105391
Sold for $1,870,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C
Chassis#: 113658
Sold for $681,232
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K REPLICA
Sold for $26,000
  2014 Mecum - Dallas
 
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Tourer by Mayfair
Chassis#: 123689
Sold for $825,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial Roadster Replica
Chassis#: 102401.71
Sold for $369,899
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 Nürburg Cabriolet
Chassis#: M84785
Sold for $317,736
  2010 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C
Chassis#: 105377
Sold for $310,200
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 K TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for $15,500
  2002 Kruse Auction - Scottsdale, AZ (Rawhide)
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1934 MERCEDES 500K REPLICA 2016 McCormick's # 61$25,500  
1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K FOUR-PASSENGER TOURER1236892015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction $1,250,000$1,500,000
1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 K CABRIOLET C 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$230,000  

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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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