This 1937 Mercedes 540KSpecial Roadster. "Allure of the Automobile" is really quite a car show...these are not only cars but works of art...sweeping lines, beautiful paint...no wonder people fell in love with cars...
From the Portland Art Museum catalog:
A sporty silver beauty. Gross writes: "The 540K had presence, panache and power, and it still exudes those qualities today." This one was a graduation gift to 19-year-old Baron Henning von Krieger from his mother, and later went to his sister, the glamorous Baroness Gisella von Krieger, then sat idly in a Connecticut garage for decades before being restored.
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