MercedesBenz 540K Special Roadster may break auction record Autoweek

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Mercedes-Benz 540K Special may break auction record

a rare car, the 1936 540K Special Roadster has a history: it was once owned by the Gisela Josephine von Krieger by Peter Harholdt courtesy of Company.

Although it was found all body panels intact, the Special Roadster has since a total restoration Photo by Harholdt courtesy of Gooding

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The 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540K Roadster once owned by Gisela Josephine von Krieger be offered for sale by Gooding and Co. at its auction in August. The car is rare few others were produced, but its history makes it notable among other rare and desirable prewar Mercedes.

T recently spoke with and Co. founder and president David about the rare roadster, and he it may set a new record for the highest price for a car at auction.

According to the T Magazine article, the was purchased new by the family of the Prussian Gisela Josephine von Krieger. It the baroness when she lived in and France, and it stayed with her she fled the Nazis to Monaco and

The car also followed the baroness the Atlantic on the Queen Mary she moved to New York following War II. It did not, however make it to Europe when she returned to in 1959.

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In 1992, the Mercedes was discovered away in a Connecticut warehouse. It was in condition with all of the original panels intact, but it has since fully restored.

To break the for a car sold at auction, Gooding have to outdo himself: year, his company sold a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa for a $16,390,000 at Pebble Beach.

Even so, Gooding’s prediction may not be far-fetched. A similar 1937 540K Special Roadster into the top 10 most expensive sold at auction last That car went for $9,680,000 at RM Monterey event—but that eight-figure purchase price buy the enchanting history that Baroness von Krieger’s Benz.

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