The 1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K is part of the highest echelon of classic cars, but for those who don't want to spend an estate's worth of money, or get nervous driving a million-dollar classic, this great-looking factory built replica is the way to go. With fuel-injected V8 power, four-wheel disc brakes, major, costly, upgrades, totaling over $24,000. This particular car makes for a tough act to follow.
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most beautiful designs to ever hit the road. And so it's great to see a fiberglass replica that takes the time to get the look right. The proportions are quite correct, so you get that extra-long hood that allows the flowing fenders to fully develop those million-dollar lines. Red is always a desirable color because it can attract extra attention from blocks away, and it makes for a nice backdrop for all the beautiful brightwork details. The hallmark (faux) side exhaust pipes, dual horns, dual spotlights, correct wide dual exhaust tips, and a full-size spare tire on the rear give this distinction from every angle. Occasionally you will find other 500K replicas out there, so it's important to notice how this one provides a clear difference in quality. For example, this has genuine Dayton wire wheels, because after all, nothing quite breaks the spell of an authentic-style vehicle than adding cheap wheel covers. That's why these are even nicely detailed with color-matched tri-star center caps and wide bright whitewall tires. While cars like this were meant for top-down motoring, this one makes sure it's a total package that also is impressive with the roof in place. The folding top utilizes Mercedes fabric for a special design that follows the original 500K silhouette closely. The frame is even chromed. Plus, the bright white coordinates with the wide whitewalls to give this a hint of two-tone appeal when the roof is in place. And if desirable to the new owner, the consingor is offering a hardtop for the car. With slight modification can offer another option for days that you do not want the wind-in-your hair feeling.
The tan interior looks timelessly elegant against the red exterior. This has a very vintage and well-coordinated appearance with suicide doors, tasteful wood paneling, and classic-style VDO gauges mounted prominently in the center of the dash. But that's not this car's whole story. While it has the look of a pre-war classic, this was built with far more modern comfort in mind. The vinyl seating has a fold-down armrest and wide headrests for an individual level of comfort. It's built with the driver in mind with upgrades like the wood-rimmed sports steering wheel, power steering, and Hurst floor shifter for the three-speed automatic. There are modern conveniences you could have never dreamed of in a pre-war machine, like power windows, power locks, and an AM/FM/CD stereo. This has even been fitted with R134a air conditioning (will need a recharge) in case you want to stay cool even when going for a Sunday afternoon drive.
The polished package on the motor ensures you're going to open both sides of this butterfly hood every time you park at the car show. And just like the rest of this car, it has an impressive appearance that also has a practical side. You've got a hardy Chevy 350 cubic-inch crate V8 powering this Mercedes-style vehicle. This was further upgraded with the expensive FI Tech fuel injection system, which is great for both power and consistent delivery as well as a dual exhaust system which not only adds symmetry when looking at the car from the rear but helps with performance and an exquisite exhaust note. It's all part of a car that was made to be a great driver. That's why the front suspension was positioned and adjusted for a more comfortable ride; there are upgraded sway bars front & rear; and you have the superior stopping power of four-wheel power disc brakes.
While this is already an impressive package, the sale also comes with some extraordinary additions. It includes a 23-book Mercedes library plus, you get restoration photos, buildsheets, service manuals, maintenance records, and receipts documenting over $24,000 invested in this upgraded convertible. This is a head-turning tribute to arguably the most beautiful car ever. Thank goodness the owner has an anti-theft device setup on the car, everyone is going to be envious when they see this car out-and-about. So when you can look like a million bucks for a fraction of the price, you know you need to grab this deal. Call now!