1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Touren Wagon with Factory Coachwork / 113696 Chassis Information

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K photograph

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K
Touren Wagon with Factory Coachwork
Chassis #: 113696
Engine # 113696
Sold for $1,215,000 at 2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge.
The Mercedes-Benz 500K was first shown at the Berlin Motor Show in 1934. It had a supercharged 5-liter, 6-cylinder engine, developing 160 bhp, which was particularly suited to the new Autobahns that were being built in Germany at the time.

This car was delivered new in 1935 to a Berlin Government Labor party leader named Rudolf Schmeer. It is one in a series of only 16 Open Tourers produced. Very few 500Ks still exist today, and this one has unusual touring style coachwork. This 500K chassis (number 113696) has a rare one-off special phaeton body built by the Mercedes-Benz factory. Open coachwork was offered in several forms; two-seater convertibles were offered in 'A' form, which was a sporty and low slung design. The ranged continued through the alphabet to a 'D'. Only a small number received the 'Tourenwagen' or sports Touring coachwork, as it added at least an additional 22,000 Reichsmarks. The style emulated the British touring cars of the same era, which suggests the importance of the UK market for Mercedes-Benz.

This particular example was built in April of 1935 and was completed in June of that year. It left the factory wearing blue paintwork with black fenders and a black top and interior. The car later came into the care of a former Motor Pool mechanic who maintained the car in Berlin first for the Germans and then through the Russian invasion. The car was abandoned by them and the mechanic brought the car back to Austria. This is where it was found by Cecil Lemon and Ezekiel Ramirez, who had been stationed in Salzburg, Austria. Lemon and Ramirez purchased the Mercedes and brought it to the United States, where ownership passed to Lemon, who retained the car for a short time, selling it in 1955. It was purchased by Ivan P. Baxter of Hartland, Wisconsin.

The car remained in Baxter's care of around 5 years, before it was purchased by Brooks Stevens. In 1959, the Brooks Stevens Automotive Museum was opened and this car was part of the display. It would remain in the area for the following three decades, passing next to Mike Uilhein, but still being on display in the Museum, and then later to Bob Adams of Franksville, Wisconsin. Adams would later sell the car to William 'Bill' Lassiter in Florida, before it joined the Imperial Palace Auto Collection in 1991.

After joining the Imperial Palace, it was given a restoration by California restorer, Mike Fennel of Saugas. It was given its complete repaint in the solid silver-grey livery which it wears today. The interior was finished in red leather.

More recently, it was given a newer refurbishment before being shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 2008 and also at the Amelia Island Concours in 2010.

2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,400,000-$1,600,000 
Sale Price :
$1,215,000

2018 1
2017 1
2014 1
2008 2
2007 2
2004 1
2001 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,215,000$1,215,0001
2017$1,540,000$1,540,0001
2014$1,430,000$1,430,0001
2008$1,166,494$1,287,9872
2007$17,000$20,5002
2004$9,460$9,4601
2001$20,000$20,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Touring Phaeton
Chassis#: 113696
Sold for $1,215,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Offener Tourenwagen by Sindelfingen
Chassis#: 123724
Sold for $1,540,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Sports Phaeton
Chassis#: 209421
Sold for $1,430,000
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K
Chassis#: 130878
Sold for $1,045,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K image  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet A
Chassis#: 105383
Sold for $1,287,987
  2008 Bonhams - Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles Automobiles d'Exception
 
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Marlene Replica Kit
Sold for $13,500
  2007 Mecum - Kansas City High Performance Auction
 
1936 MERCEDES 500 K REPLICA
Sold for $20,500
  2007 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions - February 23-25, 2007
 
1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K RE-CREATION ROADSTER
Sold for $9,460
  2004 Barrett-Jackson - Petersen Museum 2004
 
1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500 K RECREATION
Sold for $20,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Dallas, TX
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 MERCEDES-BENZ 500K SPORTS ROADSTER1308572016 Bonhams The MercedesBenz Sale $270,000$3,500,000
1936 MERCEDES 500 K REPLICA SPECIAL ROADSTER 2016 McCormick's Palm Springs # 60$32,500  
1936 MERCEDES 500 K REPLICA SPECIAL ROADSTER 2016 McCormick's Auction # 60$32,500  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Cabriolet C2150112013 RM Auction London$650,000  
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$425,000$500,000$600,000
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Three-Position Drophead Coupe 2008 Automobiles of London$275,000$300,000$350,000
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$475,000$600,000$750,000
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500k Replica Convertible 2007 RM Auctions Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$19,000  

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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 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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