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1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K 500K Kombo Roadster Vehicle Profile

1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

1934 Mercedes-Benz 540K photograph

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This Mercedes-Benz was built for a World War II war hero: an allied hero! His father was the first British airman to receive the Victoria Cross for heroics in WWI where he was finally shot down and died. His son received a flying license before he got a driver's license and was a dare-devil ski jumper in the 1936 Winter Olympics for Britain. When WWII broke out, William henry Rhodes-Moorehouse joined the Royal Air Force and shot down a number of German aircraft that were attacking Britain. He is listed among the British aces of WWII and received the Distinguished Flying Cross from the King of England. He was eventually shot down and died during the Battle of Britain.

William Henry Rhodes-Moorehouse purchased the 540K chassis and had the English firm of Windovers install an alloy custom body, which was extremely unusual. Windovers began building carriages as early as 1796, and more often bodied Rolls-Royce and Bentleys. Moorehouse felt the lightweight swoopy alloy body would be quicker than the factory cars.

The current owner brought the car to the 2008 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in honor of William Henry Rhodes-Moorehouse and the WWII British and Americans who gave so much for their countries.



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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1934 sales)
1934 MERCEDES-BENZ 500/540K (FACTORY UPGRADE) SPEZIAL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 105136
Sold for USD$4,900,000
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
 

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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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