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1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster Vehicle Profile

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K
With six feet of hood separating the driver from the front of the Mercedes 500K, there had to be something important under all that elegantly styled sheet metal. In this case, it was a legend - and an enormous engine. The early thirties saw Daimler-Benz begin to design high-speed touring cars, with the 500K one of the proudest accomplishments. The eight-cylinder, 5-liter big-bore engine was supercharged with the 'K' standing for Kompressor, and engaging it rewarded drivers with a distinctive C-note from the 500K's whining blower. The steering was stiff at lower speeds, but one look at the body (there were nine options) made it clear that speed would never be a problem. The car has four-wheel independent suspension, and is capable of hitting over 100 mph in top gear. This car was rebodied from a 540K to a 500K Special Roadster in 2000, and the engine and chassis numbers are matching.

After lengthy negotiations with Dr. Harald Alfers of Dusseldorf, Germany, the present owner purchased the Special K Package Mercedes, which Carrosserie Kong of Bassel, Switzerland, had started to re-body in 1992. Included in the package were a 1935 500K cabriolet B with the frame shortened, the engine repositioned, new wood body frame and a number of Special Roadster trim pieces. In 1996, Alfers moved the Special K Project from Kong to Frantz Prahl Klassische Automobile in Olendorf, Germany. The present owner purchased the project from Alfeers in 1997 and chose to have Prahl complete the project. After three years, many calls, letters and a number of trips to Germany, the project was completed and arrived in New York City in August of 2000.

The car rides on a stretched 129.5-inch wheelbase and is fitted with four-wheel independent suspension with coil springs, a 12-volt electrical system, vacuum assisted hydraulic brakes and electric windshield wipers.

Only 29 of these cars were originally built and only 20 remain in modern times.



2016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,900,000-USD $2,250,000 
Lot was not sold

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1935 sales)
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Three-Position Roadster by Windovers
Chassis#: 123699
Sold for USD$1,600,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 123779
Sold for USD$1,766,009
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster
Chassis#: 105380
Sold for USD$5,916,336
  2016 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K 'SPECIAL ROADSTER'
Chassis#: 113688
Sold for USD$1,221,346
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540 K Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 105384
Sold for USD$3,025,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 105379
Sold for USD$2,750,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 105380
Sold for USD$3,767,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Cabriolet
Chassis#: 130859
Sold for USD$1,418,725
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500/540K
Sold for USD$1,650,000
  2006 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2006
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K CABRIOLET A1137172016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $2,200,000$2,600,000
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500k Cabriolet C1137152016 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $550,000$650,000
1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K CABRIOLET C1137152016 Bonhams The MercedesBenz Sale $620,000$930,000
1935 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 K CABRIOLET1236962016 Bonhams The MercedesBenz Sale $4,600,000$5,400,000
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500k Roadster1236862016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction $1,900,000$2,250,000
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet by Windovers1136312012 Coys Blenheim Palace $280,000$350,000
1935 MERCEDES BENZ 500 K replicaCA9515692011 McCormicks Auction #50 Palm Springs CA$19,500  
1935 MERCEDES 500K REPLICACA9515692010 McCormick's Auction #49 Palm Springs, CA$18,500  
1935 Mercedes-Benz Nürburg 500 Landaulet10 113 5592007 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $300,000$400,000
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet B1136262005 Bonhams Sports, Competition & Collectors' Motor Cars, F1 Memorabilia, Automobilia & Models $140,000$160,000
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$2,275,000  

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1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K vehicle thumbnail image  1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K vehicle thumbnail image  
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Mercedes-Benz 500 Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1934 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1934 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 105391
Engine Num: 105391

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1934 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.
Chassis Num: 123689
Engine Num: 123689
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1934 Touren Wagon
Chassis Num: 20132
Engine Num: 105355

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mayfair Carriage Company Ltd.

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 105379
Engine Num: 105379

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 105380
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 105384
Engine Num: 105384

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Cabriolet A
Chassis Num: 113717
Engine Num: 113717
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis Num: 123699
Engine Num: 123699

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1936 Three-Position Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 113622
Engine Num: 113622
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1936 Touren Wagon with Factory Coachwork
Chassis Num: 113696
Engine Num: 113696

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1936 Cabriolet Tourer A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 123724
Engine Num: 123724

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 500K
1936 Tourenwagen Sports Phaeton
Chassis Num: 209421
Engine Num: 123724

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K

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