MercedesBenz 540K at Gooding Pebble Beach Auction 2012

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A 1936 540 K Special Roadster will be the featured offerings at the Gooding Company Pebble Beach auction, scheduled for August and 19th in Pebble Beach, Seventy-six years after the factory, the “von Krieger Roadster” will be presented for sale for the first time this year’s Monterey Car Week.


“As one of Mercedes-Benz’ ultra-rare 540 K Roadsters, the von Krieger Special is already a special car, yet it superior to other examples of its unrivalled condition, history and says David Gooding, and founder of Gooding #038; “Its complete restoration, story and thoroughly documented make it absolutely extraordinary and the finest 540 K Special Roadster in It is the most exciting pre-war I’ve ever known.”

The Special Roadster was purchased new in by an aristocratic Prussian family who some of the finest automobiles of the The Special Roadster was initially by the von Krieger’s son, Henning, his sister, Gisela, assumed the seat for her own use. A natural for the Hermann Ahrens-designed Special Baroness von Krieger was widely for her elegant style, and was aptly one of the ten most fashionable women in the Among the elite of international the Baroness enjoyed a privileged for many years, residing at the and Hotel Le Meurice in Paris, Martinez in Cannes, and frequenting the European destinations and social including the coronation of King VI. Suitors adored and admired and in one account a devastated gentleman out of a plane to his death after his of marriage was declined.

Unlike many supercharged which were often or lost during the war, the von Special Roadster remained an possession of the family, carefully and accounted for even while lived outside of Germany Third Reich orders. In at the height of the war, Baroness shipped the car to Switzerland. After the war and the family reunited, Henning and moved to New York, shipping the Roadster on the Queen Elizabeth, in an to start a new life. To escape the heat, Baroness von Krieger at the Homestead Inn in Greenwich, where she her Special Roadster.

Following the death of her brother and Baroness Gisela returned to where she lived as a recluse her passing in 1989. Still her possessions was the Mercedes-Benz Special tucked away in a Greenwich for the better part of four The 540 K remained an undisturbed time with such items as the driving maps, lipstick-stained butts and silk gloves After the estate was settled, the Roadster was sold to its current who has cared for the car ever since.

Under the guidance of the car’s owner, the high-door, long-tail Roadster was recently restored to its condition by Chris Charlton, restorations have won Best of at Pebble Beach. Just as it was leaving the factory in 1936, the Roadster is finished in black and over a Cognac-colored leather and remains distinctively marked by the von family crest, hand-painted on the portion of the driver’s door.

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Gooding #038; Company has not an estimate on the 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Roadster due to the car’s “unprecedented significance and provenance,” the auction is “confident that this and exquisite car will realize a record for the marque.”

The Gooding #038; Company Beach 2012 auction be staged Saturday and Sunday, 18 and 19 at the Pebble Beach Equestrian located at the corner of Portola and Stevenson Drive. Preview will start on Wednesday, 15 continuing through Sunday, 19. The auctions will commence at p.m. on Saturday and 6:00 on Sunday. Gooding #038; Pebble Beach Auctions are available for $100 and admit two to the and the auctions. General admission to the viewing and auctions may be purchased on for $40.

For additional information, visit or phone (310) 899-1960.

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