On the 18th hole of the golf course at Pebble Beach, as part of the Monterey Car Week, another legend entirely with a star on the radiator grille can be admired. The Mercedes-Benz 500 K Spezial-Roadster from 1935 was the super sports car of the rich and famous in its day. With a purchase price of 28,000 Reichsmarks, the open 2+2-seater cost just as much as a twelve-room villa in the capital Berlin did at the time.
The unique design makes it just as desirable today as it was back then. The luxury cabriolet is powered by a five-litre eight-cylinder engine, the performance of which has been increased with a compressor to 118 kW / 160 PS. Top speed: an amazing 160 km/h. Only a handful of these vehicles still exist in collectors’ garages around the world.