Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A need for Speed

The world’s most expensive Mercedes-Benz.
 What has this pic got to do with this post?

Absolutely sweet f#^+ all - except that it's an absolutely wicked shot of a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special roadster by Michael Furman, one of America's foremost car photographers.

And I'm not the only one who thinks it's a top shot. Melbourne photographer GAZi said: "Looks like a beautifully lit image taken from a low angle to accentuate the fenders/lines of the car. The car looks like it is about to pounce. Shame about the terrible Photoshop clipping and fake floor."

The roadster was the star of the show at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz Manhattan dealership back in June this year.

Described in the pr release as " of the most expensive Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the world; a car that can't be purchased at the dealership, but rather through RM Auctions during this year's Pebble Beach Motoring Week."

At the time it was expected to set a new auction record for a classic Merc, as well as being acknowledged as one of the most expensive cars ever to be sold at auction.

It went for...Ta-dah: $9,680.000! A new record for a Merc sold at auction.

Now if that hasn't mashed your gearbox, check-out the SPEED article about the upcoming Barrett-Jackson live auction coverage from Scottsdale.

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