its perennial appeal among collectors and a $770,000 sales result at RM’s Monterey sale in 2004.
1. 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Built in an area when Mercedes-Benz commanded a place as the premier supplier of fine motor cars to the political, artistic, and commercial aristocracy, this Roadster brought a distance air of majesty to RM Auction’s London auction of October 31, 2007.
One of the most striking variations on the Special Roadster theme, this high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck was fortunately safely stored away for the entirety of World War II, and survived to sell for an incredible £3,905,000.
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