Lot 123 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500K Replica

Lot 123 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500K Replica

Lot 123 - 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500K Replica

Lot Number 123
Registration UK Taxes paid
Chassis Number CA499832
Odometer reading 764 miles
Result Sold - £17,500

The Mercedes-Benz 500K (W29) is a grand touring car built by Mercedes-Benz between 1934 and 1936. First exhibited at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show it carried the factory designation W29. Distinguished from the 500 saloon by the ‘K’ for Kompressor (German for supercharger), only fitted to these performance cars, it succeeded the Mercedes-Benz 380 introduced just the previous year. It offered both a larger, more powerful engine and more opulent coachwork to meet customers' demands for greater luxury and performance. With genuine examples of the 500K Roadsters changing hands for well over $5million, it is not everyone that can afford such a slice of automotive perfection that is a supercharged W29 Mercedes 500K. One notable owner is Bernie Eccleston and his is the pride of his collection, the car on offer here however is a bit easier on the pocket, and although not built in the Sindelfingen factory, certainly looks like it could have been.

Built in 1990 at a cost we are informed far in excess of over $100,000, this incredible 500K Replica is guaranteed to stop the traffic. It has a specification, including a 4.7 litre Chevrolet V8, coupled to manual gearbox. Inside, the passengers will find sumptuous black and silver upholstery and aluminium effect dash complementing the exterior. Externally the car sits on white wall tyres fitted to chrome rimmed wheels and has twin side mounts, huge headlights, twin tone horns, suicide doors and faux external exhausts. Supplied with original US title, custom documentation and NOVA number this car can be easily registered in the UK or equally shipped into Europe or further afield. Boasting a Bluetooth Vintage style radio the car requires some wiring for electric windows and lights which is relatively basic we understand to complete. In gest the vendor stated the car is ‘solid as a rock and performs/drives like a Rolls-Royce it certainly turns heads like one. A rare model with a removable padded hardtop to protect passengers from the elements. If you are looking to attract a huge crowd of admirers wherever you go or save over $5million, this must be the perfect way to go about it! Consignor Mathew Priddy

*Interested parties should note that this car is not sold with a V5 but supplied with a NOVA certificate and requires some minor electrical work.

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