This Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster von Krieger could become the most expensive auctioned car history

In the world of auto auctions I sincerely believe that is taking a huge price bubble that is leading some collectors to pay the incredible sum of 16.39 million dollars, which is what was paid in 2011 for a prototype Ferrari 250 TR. Everything seems that the record could be broken in a few weeks with the Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster von Krieger you have in your screens, a unique roadster great pre-war.

Produced in 1936 with a modified bodywork designed by Hermann Ahrens, this incredible super-luxury sports belonged to the Prussian royal family, specifically the Baroness Gisela von Krieger. He had the good sense to send the car to Switzerland at the beginning of the Second World War, which saved him from being destroyed or stolen, as another famous case of a Mercedes 500 K. After a few years ended in the U.S., where the baroness took up his permanent residence after the conflict.

Residing in Greenwich (Connecticut), Baroness used to be seen driving his new Mercedes. Actually resided in New York, but I used to escape to Greenwich, where he could drive his Special Roadster quietly. After the death of his mother and brother moved to Switzerland Baroness again, where he lived as a recluse until his death in 1989. Mercedes did not accompany her back to Europe. Just spent 40 years parked in a garage, not moving.

A collector bought the car – a time capsule, still butts in the ashtray and maps of the time – and restored to race condition. So now you want to get a good profit by selling one of the most beautiful Mercedes history in the 2012 Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions, 18 and 19 August. Under the hood of the Mercedes 540 K had a 5.4 supercharged engine with 8 cylinders in line and the ability to generate a substantial 180 hp.

We may seem small, but we talked for almost 80 years, when a street car was just over 30 or 40 hp in most cases. It really was a car as exclusive as a Bentley or Rolls-Royce at the time, and hopefully by the history of this unit, your final price exceeds $ 17 million. That equates to about 14 million euros, more than 2,000 million pesetas. This figure really is difficult to imagine.

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