Price: $11,770 million
The von Krieger Special Roadster, a 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K, sold for $11,770,000, a double world record for a Mercedes-Benz and a pre-war car at auction. Seventy-six years after leaving the factory, this marks the first time the extraordinary Mercedes-Benz motor car was presented for public sale. With remarkable lineage, exceptional provenance and a rich international history akin to a Hollywood romance, the sensational von Krieger Special Roadster is the most significant Mercedes-Benz to ever come to auction.
Watch the YouTube video of the car selling at the Gooding and Company Auction here.