As RM Sotheby’s readies for its 18th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance sale, March 12 on Florida’s East Coast, the star attraction lining up to cross the auction block looks to be a 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Cabriolet A (chassis no. 408371), that is a former best of Show winner at Pebble Beach. (Darin Schnabel photo courtesy RM Sotheby’s)
“This car has all that a superb automobile should have,” said Jonathan Sierakowski, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s, “memorable lines, superb engineering and abundant power. Add in an exceptional ownership chain and its bevy of special one-off features, from the raked vee’d windshield to the louvered front hood, special fitted luggage and the five-speed transmission, a feature only seen on the later examples, and it can be rightfully considered one of the most superlative and unique 540 Ks.”
More than 90 blue-chip collector cars are expected to be offered in the sale that features more than a century of automotive design and styling, from a Brass Era Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost, to modern exotics such as a highly optioned 2014 Pagani Huayra. For full event details, including the complete digital catalog, please visit www.rmsothebys.com.