Rare Mercedes 500 K Roadster Could Sell for At Least $4M at Auction
The example in question is, in fact, the 1935 Berlin Motor Show car, at the time finished in metallic green. Now it is finished in rich red highlighted by chrome wire wheels, whitewall tires, dual rear spares, a pair of windshield post-mounted spotlights, chrome outside exhaust headpipes and chrome body accent moldings.
Both front and rear fenders are slightly skirted, presenting a glimpse of the rugged and purposeful chassis frame and suspension –
The interior is upholstered in supple tan leather with a matching tan single layer cloth top. The top ingeniously folds nearly flush with the rear deck under a matching top boot cover, an important distinguishing feature from the bulky double layer tops of the corresponding cabriolet coachwork.
“Magnificently designed, fastidiously constructed and assiduously maintained by a succession of owners, most recently by the Lyon family in their wonderful collection with fulltime professional maintenance and constant attention to any need, 500 K Roadster 105380’s effect, whether on the road or in a concours, is arresting. It presents a rare opportunity for other collectors to experience its allure and satisfaction,” RM Auctions explained.