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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster Sindelfingen [W29]

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster [W29] in The Ringer, Movie, 1952 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: DE — Made for: GB

1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster Sindelfingen [W29]

Position 00:16:38 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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DidierF FR

2014-10-06 02:04

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[DXP279]

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dsl SX

2014-10-06 02:23

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1937 plate. One of those big bad 380/500/540 K Mercs??

DidierF FR

2014-10-06 02:33

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Lagonda?

CougarTim US

2014-10-06 04:44

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It has a Mercedes-Benz hood ornament in the second thumbnail.

cl82 DE

2014-10-06 05:07

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I`d say Dsl is right. Some Kompressor Benz, probably indeed a 540 K aka W29.

DidierF FR

2014-10-06 11:20

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CougarTim wrote It has a Mercedes-Benz hood ornament in the second thumbnail.
Himmelgott! I hadn't seen it!

johnfromstaffs EN

2014-10-06 13:24

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Is it still with us?

dsl SX

2014-10-06 14:11

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Also seen here - /vehicle_467150-Mercedes-Benz-540-K-Spezial-Roadster-W29-1936.html

No trace found for one with DXP 279. Seems only 26 540K Special Roadsters were built. plus some 500 K. This is apparently the the high-door, long-tail version with exposed spare wheels and tyres built into the rear deck, and with RHD must be a known car somewhere, even as a non-survivor. Does not seem to be Chassis #154086, sold by Mercedes-Benz UK in 1937 to Sir John Chubb (famous locks family), which was later converted to LHD, became part of the Bernie Ecclestone Collection in 1995, and sold for ú3.9 million in Aug 2007 - its original UK registration was DYX 911 - http://www.rmauctions.com/lots/lot.cfm?lot_id=192371 , /vehicle_153913-Mercedes-Benz-540-K-Spezial-Roadster-W29-1937.html .

It's also not the famous discovery of a derelict in a butcher's lock-up garage in Walsall in 1988, which was a 1936 500K, registered CXT 20 - http://www.peachparts.com/500k1936.htm .

Best list of these 500K/540K Spezial Roadsters I can find is this account. I would not exclude 500 K for this one, but on the pictures I've seen 500K tended to have no pipework on bonnet sides.

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