|Year:||1938||Engine:||3208cc L-Head I-6|
|Body Style:||Cabriolet||Condition Summary:||#1/Concours|
This gem has been displayed at invitation-only venues since being brought to the U.S. from Germany 2014. It is stunning in every way, having benefited from a complete frame-off restoration, which began in 2007.
Like most pre-war Mercedes, their origins and ownership history are a bit of a mystery. This beautiful cabriolet is believed to have been confiscated during World War II. The W142 chassis that this classic is built on was designed to replace the 290 platform. New features included hydraulic drum brakes, rear swing, and front straight axle.
What really makes this car stand out is its body lines that are similar to the 500 and 540K models but distinctly beautiful on its own. The restoration was near flawless, further accentuating this features plus the brilliant brightwork, and luxurious interior finished in gray.
Only a few thousand of these models were made between 1937 and 1942, and cabriolets were just a fraction of the total production. The remaining examples are treasures and we think this is the finest example to be found. Call or write for more details on this treasure.