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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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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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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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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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Hello Markus,

I know your Topic on scale motorcars.com , amazing work  thumbs up

i think on this forum you got the answers of a lot of your questions.

For instance ,After you made the lock of the dickey seat i saw your topic for the first time.

It was no problem for me to make the pictures of the key lock.

 

I make model steamlocomotives 1;87 out of brass

 

Jan

 

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Good morning!

To Jan: very nice work. I like locomotives. I saw them when they were on duty (hope this is correct)

To West: Thank you. Here are some more pics.

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Hope you like it. Markus

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Our buddy 540k pointed out Gullwing has this 380 for sale. 

 

Introduced at the Berlin Motor Show in 1933, the 380 was the first in a line of legendary automobiles built by Mercedes-Benz. The 380K was the very first of the supercharged eight-cylinder luxury cars that include famous models such as the 500K, 540K, and 770. With just 154 built during 1933 and 1934 it is also one of the most exclusive. These 380K rarely appear on the market and this marks the first time that Gullwing Motor Cars has ever offered one of these fine Mercedes-Benz classics for sale.
This 380K was sold in November 1934 and was ordered with exquisite and beautifully proportioned Cabriolet coachwork by Sindelfingen, the in-house coachbuilder for Mercedes-Benz. This particular car has been beautifully restored and was part of two prominent American collections over the past three decades. This Cabriolet is a genuine, matching-numbers example, with build numbers and delivery details confirmed by a Mercedes-Benz Classic Zertifikat. Here is an incredibly rare opportunity to own one of the most rare and beautiful supercharged Mercedes-Benz automobiles of the 1930s. 
An incredible value at only $
725,000.

 

http://www.gullwingmotorcars.com/1933-mercedes-benz-380k-cabriolet-c-c-3201.htm

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On 5/20/2017 at 11:12 AM, hansvdc said:

How much would a 4 door limo cost?

 

A 4 door limo on a 380 chassis?  I'm not sure they made very many or any of those.  There are very few 4 door bodies on the 380/500/540 chassis because it is really not that long.   If they did make one it would be priced less than this car.

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