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PreWar Mercedes Benz

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1 minute ago, 540K said:

Mine didn't come with a bicycle.

 

:D )) bicycle is very expensive.

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6 hours ago, hansvdc said:

Does somebody know more about this 500K??

This frame here - images 2009. If you want I can make fresh foto

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The 170 V Cab A I restored over 20 years ago is up for sale at RM Amelia Island. I haven't seen it since I sold it in 2006. It's being sold no reserve, price range $ 130-160 which I think is a little low, but I am biased of course. I do know that to restore it now, the cost would be multiples of that price. I heard that Jamie Wyeth wasn't using it much so he decided to sell it. He owns two other cars I restored, a 1952 170 Sb Sedan and a 1950 170 S Cab B. Personally I would have kept the 170V and sold one of these.

 

I'm not going to Amelia this year, might have gone to see the car sold off, but I didn't know it was being auctioned until the other day. If anyone is going I'd be interested in hearing how it is looking these days.

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Hey Henry,  I wish we did that package deal we were talking about so many years ago :)

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Photo from RM Auction courtesy of Ed Minnie.  Car cleaned up very nicely.

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Agreed Craig.  They got rid of the whitewalls and it almost makes the red acceptable.   A black top with the correct chromed brass trim instead of wire-on and we are really in business.

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For comparison,  here it is with whitewalls.

 

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Yeah I know that photo. In 2013 was offered that car for 750k.

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19 minutes ago, Davlet said:

Yeah I know that photo. In 2013 was offered that car for 750k.

 

This is Replica?

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A tad over 700k all in.  Not bad for a 40 plus year old restoration.

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I have seen that car when it was picked up from barn. I believe I did shared it with you guys. 

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It was available about 14 years ago for around 300k, maybe a bit more.  It has a 5 speed transmission.

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Wow this is really well preserved! 300k was a steal for this. How much is it today? Id guess $800k plus.

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The more I think about it, the more  it was probably 400k.   I believe it is for sale now for 1.35.  Given the 700k for the car at Amelia,  800k is not enough.

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Posted (edited)

On 6/14/2016 at 8:56 PM, alsancle said:

The RHD will be a 10-15% hit on the Cab C also.

 

Does anyone have pictures of this when Dr Key owned it and it was red?  This is a nice improvement over that color.

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Hello, I'm planning an article about this car. Does anybody know where I can find reliable information regarding it’s history? I know that it was in the 1938 movie and then ended up in Russia and Estonia, but those stories seem a little sketchy. 
Thank you.

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Clas Lindman

clas@patinamagazine.com

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Posted (edited)

It is chassis 105351  and was owned by Dr. Charles Key of Texas for a number of years.  At that point it was red.  Best I can do :).

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An especially attractive Cab C on a sunny spring day.

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Posted (edited)

That sure is a sharp MG! Sorry.......MB, slip of the fingers! 😛

 

 

 

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Would have had a good chance for BOS at Concours of Texas last Sunday.

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Wanted MB 540K engine!!! If you know about sale - let me know it!

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Hello Gentlemen. My name is Markus and i am from Austria. Sometimes i`m looking at your interesting thread and search for some fotos of a 540K. I am a modeler since about 30 years. My current projekt is a 540K Spezial Roadster 1/8. Maybe you are interested to see some fotos of my Project. Here are some samples. 65.thumb.JPG.c074a99cd0c93759337ac79f2d713a18.JPG

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If you are interested in more pics please tell me. Best regards Markus

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