1935 Mercedes-Benz 500 K Replica Walk Around and Driving Video
The world was first introduced to the Mercedes-Benz 500 K during the 1934 Berlin Motor Show and was poised as the pinnacle of the Mercedes model range, targeting only the wealthiest of clients. Several bodies were available from the factory Karoserie, or a chassis could be purchased and outfitted by whatever coachbuilder the new owner desired. They were ideally suited for the autobahns being constructed across Germany, allowing for high-speed touring in the utmost luxury. With only a limited number of these produced in the period, they have served as inspiration for those wanting to capture the feel of the original while allowing for modern amenities as well. There are many lower-quality examples of these replicas constructed that feature a single, thin fiberglass rear resulting in numerous problems that his example does not have. If there are insufficient funds to spend on a multi-million dollar original, this 500 K replica is just the right solution.
This car is part of the Retro Motors Collection, which comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. View the full collection here.
Originally constructed in 1994 by The Classic Factory, founded by Mr. H. T. Price
Numerous original Mercedes parts were used from the seats, steering wheel, switches, and knob, among others
High-quality fiberglass construction with separate body panels, similar to the style an original 500 K is constructed
Full suite of gauges in set in the mother-of-pearl style panel
Wooden convertible top frame completely refurbished in April 2023
Bright red with a cream leather interior and burl wood trim
It utilizes a Ford chassis from the 1970s and is powered by a Chevrolet 350 cu-in small-block V8 with aluminum cylinder heads
Power to the rear wheels via a three-speed GM 'Turbo Hydramatic' automatic transmission
Finely finished burl wood touches on the dashboard, center console, and door panels
Wide white wall tires
Stainless steel exhaust system
Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo CD player
Locking gas door
Electric windshield wipers
Review mirror with selectable nighttime dimming
Two glove boxes
Reverse hinged doors
Full-size rear-mounted spare
Minor cracks on interior wood trim and A-pillars
Comprehensive file of build documents and service receipts
Removed convertible top frame
Removed chrome landau bars
Ownership History This Mercedes-Benz 500 K replica was purchased by the consignor in January 2023 from the original South Carolina-based owner.
Additional Notes A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle. Contact: Alexander Keck Phone: 402.617.9770 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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