1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C

1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Cabriolet C Coachwork by Sindelfingen

The manufacturing record of the 500 K reveals its exclusive nature: no more than 105 were produced in 1934, 190 in 1935 and 59 in 1936. In recent times, the rarity, style and performance of these big supercharged Mercedes have made them – upon the few occasions they have come onto the open market – some of the most sought-after of all classic cars. They were the zenith of car manufacturing of their era, by the acknowledged finest-quality manufacturer of the day.

Mercedes-Benz purchase order was delivered to the Daimler-Benz Hamburg branch on 12 October 1935, making this car one of only 190 cars. Its convertible Cabriolet C style is the epitome of the large late 1930s supercharged Mercedes convertible conceived for long distance touring in all weather conditions. With its handsome two-tone red body over beige with red piping to the interior.

Descriptions & pictures by bonhams

Production Start 1935
Country of origin Germany