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Revisiting the Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster was on top of the luxury car segment on the market when it came out in the 1930s. The car made its most recent appearance again at the Concours d’Elegance, which reminds us just how spectacular it is up to this day. The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Special Roadster was introduced at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show with a factory designation “W29”. The “500 K” in its name stands for “Type 500 Kompressor (German for supercharger)”. The car spawned eight different body versions and the Special Roadster was the range-topping trim of the series. Only 29 500 K Special Roadsters were ever made, which makes it very… Continue Reading »


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