Lot 123

2012   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2012

1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster

Coachwork by Sindelfingen

SOLD $11,770,000

Chassis

130949

Engine

130949

Car Highlights

The Ultimate 540 K – A High-Door, Long-Tail Special Roadster

An Undisputed Masterwork of Automotive Art

Special-Ordered with Unique Custom Features

Captivating and Romantic History

Exceptionally Documented Provenance

Only Three Caretakers in 76 Years

Extremely Authentic Matching-Numbers Example

Pebble Beach Class-Winning Chris Charlton Restoration

Faithfully Presented in Original, As-Delivered Appearance

Technical Specs

5,401 CC Type M24 OHV Inline 8-Cylinder Engine

Single Twin-Updraft Carburetor

Roots-Type Twin-Lobe Supercharger

180 HP at 3,400 RPM (Supercharger Engaged)

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes

Independent Front Double-Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs

Independent Rear Swing-Axle Suspension with Coil Springs

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David Brynan