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Posted: 25 Aug 2011
1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster by Sindelfingen
Sold for £5.9m ($9.68m)
A supercharged, 5.4-litre straight-eight sits underneath those rather stunning pre-war curves, and is one of just 25 models with the ‘long tail' coachwork, a lot like the one Bernie sold a few years back in London.
This particular 540K was bought new by owners of a prestigious clothing store in Buenos Aires on 5 January, 1937, later moving on to Argentina, exported to the States, and onto a long stint in Australia. Its restoration was later started in Germany and completed in the US.