some more pics....and some text on the car that ws posted on ebay.......
Back in the Thirties, the incredibly steep price of every single 540 K ensured that only royalty, captains of industry and assorted dictators and potentates could even get on the waiting list to obtain such a singularly luxurious and powerful automobile.
Less than 200 examples of the 540 K Cabriolet "B" were carefully hand-built by Old World craftsmen during six years of production. Almost all surviving 540s have been carefully documented in glossy coffee-table books.
The car for auction here comes with a full provenance and is one of the lowest-mileage, most original Kompressors on the planet.
Sold new to Mercedes Benz of England, the completed RHD chassis (including engine) # 154068 was shipped on February 1, 1937.
The car's original owner was the Pakistani Royal Family. Remember, Pakistan was part of the British Empire back then; all luxury goods were subject to stiff tariffs and had to be shipped east via His Majesty George VI's homeland After three decades of serving as the Royal coach at occasional parades and wedding celebrations, the majestic 540K, originally owned by Prince N.H. Nawab of Bahawlpur, was sold to Norbert Kolenski, a wealthy businessman of German origin
This exquisite Milestone Car is currently located in Southern California, between Orange County and San Diego, ready for inspection by qualified parties. The owner has just reduced his asking price by $80,000.00, to $545,000.00; the car is being offered locally and the auction could be ended anytime, should a suitable offer be accepted.
Please direct all questions regarding this car to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org