MercedesBenz 540 K Autobahnkurier

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1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Autobahnkurier


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Some production cars become iconic, but it takes level of distinction to have a car create equal impact. is the case with this that was named after the new in and around Berlin. Supposedly, Jean Bugatti first eyes on this streamlined he went back home and the famed Atlantic.

There’s good reason why the caused a sensation. It’s hood, sweeping lines and elegance were little And when combined with one of the pre-war chassis, it was also to ignore. To maintain brand Mercedes-Benz insisted that fastback retain the standard radiator. It also featured the Mercedes-Benz curved rear-quarter


Mercedes-Benz released the in February of 1934 at the Berlin Show. This specific car out as a 500K chassis with a front bumper and covered Known as chassis number it was gifted to Mohammed Reza of Iran by the German government and most of it’s life in

The car was eventually owned by Julian who said “although listed as a the car had a 5.4 liter engine”.¹ When by an Mercedes-Benz Truck importer in the the car was totally original with 10,000 km on the odometer. At this it’s two-tone green was noted as was its enclosed bumper.¹

Second Car

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A second car was built and off the original Berlin prototype. It was as order number 288557 and in 1938 for professor Ingacio He was in Germany on vacation from his residence in Spain. Barraquer this car often and went on long journeys including a drive through North He traveled from Libya, then finished in Alexandria the car was shipped back. Along the way he had to fix a tire, worn dampers and a gasket.

In the 1950s, Barraquer found the car too to maintain and replaced it with a modern 300S. It was then to his son-in-law and stayed in the family for For some time it was loaned to Car Club in Catalina who had it displayed in

Eventually, it was sold by the Barraquer in 2004 and restored by Paul Co. before making a debut at the Beach Concours d’Elegance. It won the for the most elegant coupe and was a up for Best in Show. This was up in 2008 by winning the Coppa Villa d’Este.

Mercedes-Benz has that there might be a car but this is unconfirmed as of June

Sources Further Reading

1. Mick. ‘Express Delivery’. Sports Car . May 2008.

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