Gooding eyes new world record with 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 KJuly 9, 2012 by: Nishant Panwar
A line you might have heard – “Money can’t buy everything”. But have you ever heard money breaking records.
The Gooding & Company, last year broke the record for the highest paid amount for a car in an auction. The Company broke the record by when the 1957 Ferrari 250 TR Prototype was sold for $16.39 million at Pebble Beach.
Well who isn’t fond of breaking records and creating new ones but breaking your own record would just be either insane or making your record unbreakable by any other.
The company has eyed the ultra-rare 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K von Krieger Special Roadster for breaking the record.
The auction company’s founder, David Gooding, has quoted it to be “the most exciting pre-war Mercedes-Benz ever known”. The history of this 540K Special Roadster goes long way back to 1936 with Royal Prussian Family as this machine was built originally for them. To avoid the perils in World War-II, in 1942 the car the car was shipped to Switzerland by Baroness Gisela von Krieger and then to United States.
The Baroness later moved back to Switzerland and left the roadster behind in a garage for more than forty years.
The cars current owner has restored the machine back to its beauty by finishing of its looks in black and chrome with a Cognac leather interior.
Although Gooding and Company is not releasing its official estimate but its pretty much sure that the car will break the record amount paid for Mercedes-Benz.
Well let’s see if what they feel can actually get itself framed into reality making a new record of its own.