1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K
1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K
Type: Roadster
Price paid: $3.8 million
Engine: Supercharged 5.0-liter 8-cylinder
Auctioned by: RM Auctions

Mercedes' 500K model was introduced in 1933 as the brand's new top-of-the-line car. Originally finished in metallic green, this particular car was the centerpiece at the 1935 Berlin Motor Show. It was later sold to Hans Friedrich Prym whose family company had made a fortune with the invention of snap button fasteners for clothing.

Last updated August 25 2011: 3:21 PM ET
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