Saturday, April 4, 2015

OLS Saturday AM Car Show: The Mercedes-Benz 540 Roadster

Produced for only six years, mostly just prior to WWII, this beauty was recenly listed on a BBC special report of the 5 most beautiful cars ever made.  While it won't make my top 5, it is very Mercedes-Benz. "This one epitomizes the quiet power and majesty of the big power plant up-front 2-seater design concept. It is akin to a 20,000-square-foot mansion with one bedroom."  Anyway, to the photos.  First, the quintessentail shot of a 1936 vesion:


Now, in red:


Looking very Deco:


And in this last shot, note the fire extinguisher: