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1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K

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The 500K was largely attributed to engineer Hans Nibel and was first shown at the Berlin Auto Show in 1934. Production of the grand touring 2-passenger cabriolet continued through 1936 with a total of 33 produced, this being the only one with twin rear-mounted spare tires. The 500K was fitted with four-wheel independent suspension including double wishbones and coil springs up front with coil-spring axles at the rear - an industry first.

At its heart was a Rootes-supercharged 5.0-liter, 160 horsepower overhead valve inline 8-cylinder engine. Top speed was in excess of 100 mph, quite significant for the time. Most 500Ks were fitted with sumptuous coachwork at Mercedes' own Sindelfingen plant, like this example. The original owner of this car was Manfred Vonn Brauchitsch, a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow Grand Prix team driver.

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1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 500K

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-Passenger Tourer
Chassis#: 123689
Sold for USD$362,500
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Four-Passenger Tourer
Chassis#: 123689
Sold for USD$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 USD$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 USD$681,232
  2015 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
 
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Tourer by Mayfair
Chassis#: 123689
Sold for USD$825,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500 Nürburg Cabriolet
Chassis#: M84785
Sold for USD$317,736
  2010 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques a Monaco
 
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C
Chassis#: 105377
Sold for USD$310,200
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 K TWO DOOR CONVERTIBLE
Sold for USD$15,500
  2002 Kruse Auction - Scottsdale, AZ (Rawhide)
 

Mercedes-Benz 500Ks That Failed To Sell At Auction

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
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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1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Profiles

1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K vehicle information
Touren Wagon
Chassis #: 20132
Engine #: 105355
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis #: 123689
Engine #: 123689
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K vehicle information
Cabriolet A
Coachwork: Sindelfingen
Chassis #: 105391
Engine #: 105391
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K vehicle information
Cabriolet A
Coachwork: Sindelfingen