1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K | Image Courtesy of RM Sotheby's

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K

The Mercedes-Benz 540 K was among the most prestigious and, in the eyes of many, the most beautiful European automobiles of the interwar years. The combination of its supercharged eight-cylinder power at 180 horsepower with the blower engaged, its light weight, and its sheer flamboyant beauty made it the master of the German road and a testimonial to the astonishing capabilities of the engineers who conceived it. It was also breathtakingly expensive in all its coachbuilt variants, guaranteeing exclusivity among its owners.

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K | Image Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K | Image Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

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