In the US, at auction in Monterey, California was sold the most expensive car brand Mercedes-Benz in history. For model Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster 1937 unidentified buyer paid 9 million 860 thousand. Dollars.
I must say that it is Mercedes-Benz 540 K is considered to be the best car brand, which was released before the Second World War. First machine of this series appeared in 1933 under the name Mercedes-Benz 380,
in 1934 was presented to 500 K, well, and in 1936 was created 540 K. During the period from 1936 to 1939 was built 419 chassis Mercedes-Benz 540 K, and the circulation of Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster was generally only 25 cars . And each of them makes customized.
In 1937, the buyer paid for your Roadster 28 thousand. Reichsmarks, equivalent equal to about 12 thousand US dollars (car got big businessman from Buenos Aires). At the same time in America importer of Mercedes-Benz roadster asked for 14 thousand. Dollars, which is about 40% more than quite an expensive in those days Cadillac V-16.