1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Drophead Coupe / 130878 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 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K
Drophead Coupe
Chassis #: 130878
Sold for $1,045,000 at 2008 Gooding & Company.
This 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet B was given its coachwork by the Sindelfingen Body Works factory. The Cabriolet B had seater for four or five, two long doors, and four fully functioning windows. This car is a late example of the series, and has sleeker styling than the earlier Cabriolet Bs.

This Cabriolet B is finished in a duotone paint scheme and features factory-optional chromed wire wheels.

In the 1980s, the car was in Germany; by the 1990s, it was in the United States. In June of 2000, a collector from Holland purchased the car, selling it a few years later to a collector in Ireland, before it was purchased by the current owner in England.

In 2008, this Mercedes-Benz 500K was brought to the Gooding & Company auction held in Pebble Beach, CA. It was estimated to sell for $1,000,000-$1,250,000. The lot was sold for $1,045,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2009


2008 Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,000,000-$1,250,000 
Sale Price :
$1,045,000

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

1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Auction Sales

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 500 K Cabriolet C1308852019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $800,000$1,000,000
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500 K cabriolet B1309012019 Artcurial : Retroobile $600,000$800,000
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 500K1934 Cabriolet A
Coachbuilder: Sindelfingen
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 500K1936 Three-Position Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Corsica
Chassis Num: 113622
Engine Num: 113622
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 500K1936 Tourenwagen Sports Phaeton
Chassis Num: 209421
Engine Num: 123724


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