1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster Sells for $9.9 Million
A 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster that was built by Sindelfingen crossed the auction block at the RM Sotheby event in Arizona. The highest bid for the Special Roadster was a jaw-dropping $9.9 million. With chassis number 130894, this example was one of the first 540 K models ever manufactured. U.S. dealership Mitropa Motors was the first to receive this example on April 24, 1937 where it was sold to car collector Reginald Sinclaire. The 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster remained in Sinclaire’s collection for around two decades, until it went to another collector in Colorado towards the end of the 1950s. It arrived in the hands of the recent seller in 1989. Only 10,277 miles read on the odometer and all of the original drivetrain components remain. To add to the rarity of the vehicle, it is one of six left-hand drive longtail roadster models that were produced by Sindelfingen.