1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Coupe by Hebmüller

Considered one of the most prestigious and visually captivating European automobiles of the interwar period, the Mercedes-Benz 540 K exemplified engineering brilliance. Boasting a supercharged eight-cylinder engine capable of producing 180 horsepower when the blower was engaged, its lightweight construction, and its sheer flamboyant beauty, this car reigned supreme on the German roads. Its exclusivity was guaranteed by its breathtakingly high price tag, which made it a coveted possession for fortunate owners.

Among the limited number of 540 Ks, the second-generation Cabriolet A stood out as an embodiment of elegance, with a mere thirty-two examples ever created. This particular design boasted fuller front fenders gracefully flowing towards a rounded tail that housed dual spare tires. The superb styling and exceptional power of the supercharged engine, complemented by external exhausts, were further enhanced by a feature colloquially known as the “set-back radiator.”

This particular 540 K with chassis number 154143, underwent customization by Hebmüller, transforming it into a distinctive coupe with refined modifications.

Source: RM Sotheby’s