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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet A

Chassis no. 169363
Engine no. 503
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz
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1937
Manufacturing
9th October 1937
Owner: Peter Paul Van Johannes (NL)
Note: Peter Paul Van Johannes at Dunlop Rubber N.V. Holland, being first registered on 9 October 1937
1963
Owner: Al San Clemente (US)
Note: During the ownership, chassis 169363 was subject to a magnificent five-year restoration in brilliant red with matching red leather interior and black mohair folding top was completed. The coachwork was restored by Armando Picinino with chrome by Guy C. Roberge of Auto Re-Chroming. The black soft-top hood was made by Henry DeSantis
1990
Plate: 540K
Country: Unknown nationality
1990
Generic fact: Other photos
23rd August 1992
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Class: Pre-war Mercedes-Benz
Driver: Al San Clemente (US)
Results / Prizes: 3rd CL
1993
Event: Classic Car Club of America's Boca Raton Spring Grand Classic
Locality: Unknown city (US)
Driver: Al San Clemente (US)
Co-Driver: Sandra San Clemente (IT)
Results / Prizes: Premier Senior Winner - First Prize Winner National Competition
Note: Prize: Senior badge badge no. 1702
1993
Event: Fisher Island Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Miami (US)
Driver: Al San Clemente (US)
Co-Driver: Sandra San Clemente (IT)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
From 1999
to May 2000
Owner: Michel Roquet (MC)
Note: In 1999, Mr. Roquet required the fabrication and set of a new radiator and a mechanical service at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Centre, which brought it to an exceptional operating condition to complement the fastidious restoration completed by San Clemente.
From May 2000
to 30th October 2007
Owner: Bernard Charles Ecclestone (MC)
Famous owner: He is the chief executive of the Formula One Group, which manages Formula One and controls the commercial rights to the sport, and part-owns Delta Topco, the ultimate parent company of the Formula One Group
26th May 2000
Event: Sotheby's/Poulain Le Fur - Chefs d'Oeuvre de l'Automobile
Locality: Unknown city (MC)
Note: Collection Michel Roquet et a divers. Monte Carlo Beach Hotel.
31st October 2007
Owner: James William Heselden (GB)
Famous owner: A British entrepreneur. A former coal miner, Heselden made his fortune manufacturing the Hesco bastion barrier system. In 2010, he bought Segway Inc., maker of the Segway personal transport system
Note: "Jimi" Heselden Collection
31st October 2007
Event: RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
Locality: Londra (GB)
Note: Lot. 216
November 2007
From 2007
to currently
Owner: Ion Tiriac (RO)
February 2008
Press review: Kidston Simon, "A $17m Mecedes Six-pack", Keith Martin's - Sport Car Market , no. 2, 02-2008, pp. 40
January 2010
Press review: Finigan Alex, "1937 Mercedes-benz 540k Cabriolet C", Keith Martin's - Sport Car Market , no. 1, 01-2010, pp. 44
7th December 2011
Event: Coys Auction - True Greats
Locality: Unknown city (GB)
Note: The Royal Horticultural Halls. Lot 324
2015
Generic fact: Other photos
2018
Bibliography: Unknown author, Concorso Di Eleganza Villa D'este 2018 , Imprint, n.p. 2018
From 25th May 2018
to 27th May 2018
Event: Concorso Internazionale d'Eleganza di Villa d'Este
Locality: Cernobbio (IT)
Race number: #28
Class: From Manhattan to Mayfair: The Golden Age of Motoring Opulence
Driver: Ion Tiriac (RO)
From 8th September 2018
to 9th September 2018
Event: Stefano Ricci Heritage Trophy
Locality: Firenze (IT)
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Current interior
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Generic fact: Classic Car Club of America’s Gilmore Museum - Best of Show
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Current chassis no. 169363
Unknown
Plate: 727YUV
Country: Unknown nationality
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Current body by Mercedes-Benz
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1st engine no. 169363
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Current engine no. 503
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Generic fact: Classic Car Club of America’s Spring Grand Classic