Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This 540 K Cabriolet was built new for an Englishman living in Italy. When the War broke started, he returned to England and abandoned the car. An American soldier 'rescued' the Mercedes-Benz at the end of the War. He brought it back to the United States in 1954, where it remains to this day. Chassis 169316 is now part of a prominent Californian collection. It was brought out for the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, where it was awarded 'Best in Class'.