1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K
1939 Mercedes-Benz 540K
Type: Spezial Roadster
Price paid: $4.6 million
Engine: Supercharged 5.4-liter 8-cylinder
Auctioned by: RM Autions

Only 25 540 K Spezial Roadsters were ever built. Ordered in Germany just before the outset of World War II, this car was essentially mothballed during the war after driving only a few miles.

What happened to the car right after the war isn't known but it was ultimately discovered in the Soviet Union in 1967.

Last updated August 25 2011: 3:21 PM ET
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