1935 Mercedes Benz 500k Special
ST. LOUIS CAR MUSEUM & SALES
Saint Louis, MO 63301
Genuine 500K Chassis restored and rebodied by Franz Prahl! Now sporting the highest quality Special Roadster coachwork! Absolutely stunning in every way with Concours provenance! A must see for both Mercedes-Benz and classic car collectors!
We couldn't be more excited to offer this 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster! The car comes finished in a beautiful and period shade of Ivory White over sumptuous Tan leather interior with matching Tan soft top! Under the hood is the original 500K 5.0L Inline 8 (dated March 5th, 1935) and supercharger that are mated to a standard four-speed manual transmission. The car has exquisite details and many standard features that include rear rumble-seat, auxiliary soft top, fully enclosed rear-mount spare tire, fully backlit gauges, dual cowl vents, front fog light, safety glass, vacuum-assist hydraulic brakes and 12V charging to power the power locks, windshield wipers and side indicators! The car rides on chromed wire wheels with Ivory Mercedes-Benz knock-offs wrapped in Dunlop Fort 7.00-17 blackwall tires!
Today, the car presents just as it was restored. It will show only the most minor wear from occasional use and is nothing short of Concours-ready! All Mercedes-Benz markings and stamps are visible and in line with production dates in the first part of 1935. The engine and chassis numbers match and enough of the cars history is known to paint a picture of the ownership timeline . Included with the car is a box of labeled folders with receipts, history, documentation, correspondence, concours invites and photographs documenting the car in graphic detail from 1992. Each of the photos below of documentation is from a different year from 1992-2000. Even the most discerning enthusiasts will find it hard to fault the amounts of records, from the earliest restoration receipts that are now well over 20 years old, to the 100+ photos taken by Prahl of the most minute restoration details. It becomes immediately clear that the craftsmanship was at least as finite as that of the original fabricators in Sindelfingen. The painstaking attention to detail resulted in a ground-up refurbishment and restoration that cost upward of $1.5 million.
Showing only 1369 kilometers (~851 miles) since restoration, this 500K has been driven enough to get all post-restoration bugs worked out. The vehicle is quite literally ready for any driving or concours event and would even be up for a nice afternoon of cruising. This car presents a very unique opportunity to own not only one of the most beautiful Mercedes-Benz models but also one of the most stunning pre-war cars, and one that has made many most beautiful cars of all time lists. The car is eligible for almost any prestigious car collecting event and is among the most top-notch CCCA full classics that money will buy. With prices of the remaining 500Kspushing overeight figures in price, it is our opinion that this is a fantastic entry into the automobile collecting elite. In addition to the 200+ pictures, we would be thrilled to answer any additional questions you may have on this exquisite automobile and would encourage interested parties to call with additional questions! Thank you for taking the time to look!