Mercedes-Benz W29 540K Cabriolet B
This Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B was ordered by the British Mercedes importer and was the order number (order number) 257308.
According to the Mercedes factory archives it was ordered for an "exhibition", the 1937 London Motor Show. It was displayed on the Mercedes stand, fitted with a factory Sindelfingen body, painted dark brown with a dark red leather interior. It arrived at the London docks on October 1st, 1937. It appears to have found a new owner very soon after the London motor show, a certain Sir Leonard Lyle. It was then registered under number JT8180. Sir Lyle was a very successful businessman who came from a shipping family who had diversified into sugar refining in the 1920s. He then founded the famous company Tate&Lyle in 1921. Member of the Parliament in the 1920's Baron Leonard Lyle was also an athlete as he participated in the 1921, 1922 and 1923 Wimbledon Championships, became the Chairman of the Professional Golfers association and was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron. This 540K Cabriolet was subsenquently sold by Sir Lyle but we don't when exactly. Years later, this 540K surfaced in Spain where it was for sale in the late 2000s. A very high quality restoration was carried out, probably by a German restorer. Splendidly finished in black with red leather interior this magnificent 540K Cabriolet B with a Sindelfingen body is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most beautiful pre-war designs. For detailed questions, please contact our sales staff at any time.
- LayoutFront Engined
- Power 180 bhp
- Body typeConvertible
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