Multimillion Mercedes 500 K Confiscated by German Police

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Mercedes-Benz 500K W29

Multimillion Mercedes 500 K Confiscated by Police

What started out as a turned into a nightmare for car collector Frans van Haren. He bought a rare and precious Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster by Sindelfingen at an for a whopping price of $ 3,767,500 (€ 2,8 euros). Being the proud of one of the most exclusive Benz’ made, he happily wanted to his pièce de résistance at Techno in Essen, Germany. But at this car show his Mercedes was confiscated by the police.

The classic Mercedes was claimed by a acting in name of the heirs of the owner, German industrialist Friedrich Prym. The Prym company is one of the oldest family in Germany. It was suggested that sold his Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster to an soldier in 1945. But according to the family, the Mercedes wasn’t but stolen.

The Mercedes 500K (type is a sports car built by Mercedes-Benz 1934 and 1936 and is widely as one of the greatest performance automobiles of the A total of 342 cars were only 29 were bodied Roadster and Special Roadster This particular Mercedes was in 1935 and was the centerpiece of the Mercedes-Benz at the Berlin Motor Show. this show it was shipped to the agency in Aachen, where is was to Hans Prym.

Mercedes-Benz 500K W29

Quite remarkable is the history of the 500 K at RM Auctions. which clearly the Mercedes’ “interim history is at this time, but when it up (…) in the 1970s, it was still in excellent condition.” More than 20 of history is missing, but following dark period the iconic was owned by various American before being added to the of Frans van Haren.

But now the heirs of Prym argue car should belong to their This might sound at remarkable, perhaps even But keep in mind this was the time the Mercedes 500 K entered ‒ the country where it allegedly was ‒ since World War II, and therefore the opportunity to settle this dispute once and for all.

Whatever the true motive of claim and history of this car may be, it change the fact that car has already proven to be a nightmare for van Haren. But how this bad dream end will be decided in German so we will hear undoubtedly in the future. Stay tuned!

Mercedes-Benz 500K W29
Mercedes-Benz 500K W29

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