A look inside the Benz museum
From a wonderful 50s SLR that never was to Ringo Starr’s old AMG: pick your favourite from all these…
Posted: 10 Jan 2013
1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Spezial Roadster
Affectionately named the ‘Princess', this was the pinnacle of Mercedes' work, and a car fit for those humans endowed with preternatural gifts of beauty and wealth. Pretty rich folk, then. It was the company's showpiece of the 30s, and in today's prices would equate to around £80k. Obviously, find one actually from the 30s and you're looking at millions. Top speed? 100mph from its supercharged 158bhp engine.