Special Roadster
Coachwork: Sindelfingen
Chassis Num: 154140
Sold for $9,680,000 at 2011 RM Sothebys.
This 540 K Special Roadster is one of three bodied with a covered spare tire, which allowed the rear aspect to be rounded and the most attractive of the Special Roadster configurations of the 1936-1938 period.

This car is believed to have been originally delivered to Adolph Eichmann when he resided in Argentina. Later the car was in the United States, Australia, Germany and finally to the present owner in the United States.

The car is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged, in-line, eight-cylinder engine developing 180 horsepower coupled to an unsynchronized four-speed manual transmission. It has a top speed of 105 MPH and is capable of 0-60 MPH in 16.4 seconds.

Chassis# 154140

2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
Sale Price$9,680,000

Analysis

Chassis number 154140 Auction Sales History
2011$9,680,000

2017 1
2016 3
2013 1
2012 3
2011 4
2010 1
2009 1
2007 3
2004 1
2002 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$2,585,000$2,585,0001
2016$4,647,500$9,900,0003
2013$797,307$797,3071
2012$449,330$667,0003
2011$3,409,924$9,680,0004
2010$2,145,000$2,145,0001
2009$586,840$586,8401
2007$3,983,445$8,058,3583
2004$852,500$852,5001
2002$946,000$946,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen
Chassis#:154146
Sold for $2,585,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
    
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet C
Chassis#:154062
Sold for $1,072,500
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
    
1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K CABRIOLET A Coachwork by Sindelfingen
Chassis#:154083
Sold for $2,970,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
    
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster by Sindelfingen
Chassis#:130894
Sold for $9,900,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
    
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sports Saloon
Chassis#:Chassis#:169341
Sold for $797,307
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster Model
Sold for $34,500
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
 
1937 Mercedes 540 K cabriolet B 1937
Sold for $646,491
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet 'C'
Chassis#:Chassis#:236583
Sold for $667,000
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A - Coachwork by Sindelfingen
Sold for $1,350,079
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster by Sindelfingen
Chassis#:154140
Sold for $9,680,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
    
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A by Factory Sindelfingen
Chassis#:154081
Sold for $1,996,988
  2011 RM Auctions - Villa d'Este
    
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet C
Chassis#:Chassis#:169312
Sold for $612,630
  2011 Bonhams - Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Sport Cabriolet A
Sold for $2,145,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet C
Chassis#:Chassis#:169312
Sold for $586,840
  2009 Bonhams - Fine Vintage and Collectors' Motorcars at Reims
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Chassis#:Chassis#:169363
Sold for $1,361,976
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:4086
Sold for $8,058,358
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special
Sold for $2,530,000
  2007 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
    
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Cabriolet A
Chassis#:Chassis#:169376
Sold for $852,500
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K SC Sport Cabriolet A
Sold for $946,000
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

No Sale

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPORT CABRIOLET A1541462016 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction   
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A by Sindelfingen1541462015 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$3,100,000$3,400,000$4,000,000

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