1933 MercedesBenz 380 K Sport Roadster | London 2013 | RM AUCTIONS

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Mercedes-Benz 380 W22

To be auctioned on Sunday, September 8,

Sold for £520,800

Chassis no.

Engine no. 105300

120 hp, 3,820 cc overhead-valve eight-cylinder engine, manual transmission, independent and rear coil-spring suspension, and hydraulic drum brakes. 3,150 mm

Mercedes-Benz introduced the 380 at the Berlin Motor Show in 1933. It was very limited in and, therefore, withdrawn one year later, with a 154 units finding owners. By opinions, the model was a failure. In it offered several technological in suspension, whilst the very supercharged examples provided a boost in power.

The 380, or W22, is referred to as the HP for naturally-aspirated versions and the 15/120 HP for the variant. The W22 engine began as the 3,820-cubic centimetre inline seen in earlier models, but it now overhead valves rather side valves. At 120 horsepower in form, the 30 per cent jump in was significant. This upgrade, with its reported top speed of 130 immediately established the model’s as technologically advanced.

Additionally, was the first Mercedes-Benz to incorporate an suspension configuration with a wishbone and ball joints in the axle and a double-joint swing with coil springs at the The combined advanced design in coupled with the kompressor, for an exhilarating and smart ride in The sporting Mercedes-Benz 380 K could be a logical bridge between the engine 290 model and the massive 770 model. Further, it is arguably a to the famous Type S and a predecessor to the 500 K, would be introduced just one later.

This 1933 Mercedes-Benz 380 K Roadster is the most exclusive of all 380 K styles, and it is believed to be one of only 15 built between 1933 and It is elegant, it is powerful, and it is exquisite. The lines foreshadow those would be seen on the 500 K and 540 K, with a Teutonic design. As expected, the are straight with very paint, and the doors shut like the proverbial bank Michelin Comfort Cord have been fitted on the wire wheels. The exterior and brightwork is polished and show wear, if any. A chrome spotlight adorns the driver’s pillar, and a single centred is fitted between the headlamps.

Mercedes-Benz 380 W22

The interior is wrapped in tan leather and has matching carpeting. The package behind the seat gives to the lower rumble seat for larger travel bags. Tan also envelops the compartment of the rumble seat, and the driver is informed by a proper assortment of including an 85-litre fuel a 4000 rpm tachometer, a 12-volt clock, and temperature and oil pressure Only 5,806 kilometres are on the odometer, presumably since and all-weather driving should been an issue, as a cloth top can be found within a storage the Plexiglas windscreens are mounted in chromed frames, and a single visor is provided for the driver.

As with the passenger compartment, the bay is tidy and clean, with the supercharger proudly displayed, and all components of the drivetrain and suspension been cleaned and detailed, minimal soiling from or storage efforts. This like other Mercedes-Benz presented, is elegant and refined. few of these examples can offer the of exclusivity from the limited and technological advancement of the era.

It is to be noted that, based on the VIN no additional information could be by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center.

Please note that publication of the catalogue, RM has learned this roadster modified its current form by Franz

Mercedes-Benz 380 W22


Mercedes-Benz 380 W22
Mercedes-Benz 380 W22
Mercedes-Benz 380 W22

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