Most Expensive Mercedes Benz Sold at Auction: $9.68 Million

1937 Mercedes Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster (12)
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This year’s RM Auctions Monterey sale was a phenomenal success. It attracted bidders from twenty different countries (including Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Argentina) and registered record sales. The star of the event was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Spezial Roadster by Sindelfingen, which fetched a staggering $8.8 million ($9.68 million with buyer’s premium). The opening bid for the car was $5 million and the price went up quickly in a fierce bidding war. This is now the new most expensive Mercedes ever sold at auction.

Below you have an unofficial list of some of the most expensive vehicles sold by RM Auctions at Monterey on Saturday, August 20.

Lot 229 – 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza Spyder – $2,530,000
Lot 232 – 1939 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster – $4,620,000
Lot 236 – 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Coupe – $3,080,000
Lot 237 – 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico Berlinetta – $3,685,000
Lot 238 – 1958 BMW 507 Roadster – $1,072,500
Lot 242 – 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial Roadster – $9,680,000
Lot 244 – 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione – $5,280,000
Lot 247 – 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Roadster – $3,767,500
Lot 248 – 1953 Ferrari 375 America Coupe – $1,980,000
Lot 249 – 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Sport Cabriolet A – $2,970,000
Lot 251 – 1924 Mercedes-Benz 28/95 Sport Phaeton – $1,017,500
Lot 252 – 1962 Ferrari 400 Superamerica Coupe – $2,090,000

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