1935 Mercedes-Benz Pre-War

500K Cabriolet C

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1935
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Dark Red over Beige
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars
Blenheim Palace,
Woodstock,
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Saturday 5th July 2008 at 14.30

''If Thor, the god of Thunder, owned a car it would be a Supercharged Mercedes.'' So much has been written over the years about these magnificent cars, but this statement is probably as accurate a description as any. Very few cars, before *or* since, have been so imposing, exclusive, charismatic and simply Wagnerian in conception. The supercharged Mercedes have long gone down in history as some of the world''s greatest cars.

Daimler Benz began development of the supercharged car for road and racing use at an early stage. Starting about 1919, they turned to supercharging in order to gain extra power from the slow-running engines of the period. That they succeeded is shown by a long line of cars from the 1922 Targa Florio winner to the W125 and W154 Grand Prix cars of the last years before the war, passing through the