Mercedes-Benz 500K Recreation 1936
1977 Ford 351M, 5.8 Liter V8
Ford C6 Three Speed Automatic Transmission
Rose Champagne


Brighton Motorsports is pleased to offer this stunning 1936 Mercedes-Benz 500K Special Roadster continuation. This 500K is like new and was completely restored in 2013-2014.

The Mercedes-Benz 500K and 540K Special Roadsters of the middle to late 1930’s are considered by many to be the most beautiful automobiles ever created. Only 33 Special Roadsters were originally built and only 6 survive today. An original restored “concours condition” 1936 540K fetched a record $11.7 million at auction.

In the 1970’s several companies built replicas of this rare and stunning car. The most accurate and best quality 500K replicas were manufactured by Prototype Research and The Classic Factory. Other replicas such as the “Heritage and the “Marlene” are far less accurate and of varying quality. This tribute car has the same dimensions as the original, 17 feet bumper-to-bumper and 5 feet 3 inches in height. In particular it replicates in the 500K in the Harrah’s Collection of the National Automobile Museum in Reno, Nevada. While you can tell the other replicas immediately, you can’t tell this car is not the original, due to its fidelity to the prototype. Because this replica is built on a 1978 Ford chassis with Ford components it’s easy to maintain and it’s a daily driver. The 351M Ford V8 moves her out at a pace rivaling the original 5 liter supercharged straight eight.

The replicas built by Prototype Research and The Classic Factory were limited edition runs and rarely come up for sale.

Registered as 1936 Mercedes-Benz Special Convertible- Arizona Historic License

• Factory Manufactured in 1978 by Prototype Research of Ontario, Canada

• 1978 Ford LTD Custom Modified chassis

• 1977 Ford 351M, 5.8 Liter V8

• Ford C6 Three Speed Automatic Transmission

• Ford Power Disc Front & Drum Rear Brakes

• Ford Power Steering

• Custom Hood Bonnet with Steel Side Panels, Aluminum Hinged and Louvered Top

• Custom Chrome Mercedes-Benz Radiator Cowl

• Custom Chrome External Exhaust Pipes

• Custom Convertible Top Hardware- Wood Bow Folding Arms with Chrome Hardware

• Fiberglass Laminate Body



• Repaint- “Rose Champagne” Silver

• Bumpers Machined to Correct Dimensions & Appearance

• Trim and Brightwork Re-chromed

• New Dual Chrome Trumpet Horns

• Complete New Ron Francis Electrical System

– New MSD Digital Ignition, Coil, Distributor

– New Starter, Solenoid, Alternator, Regulator

– New Dolphin Digital Classic Gold Trim Gauges: Speedometer-Odometer, with Pulse Generator, Tach, Fuel, Oil, Amps

• New Chrome Gauge Panel with Indicator Lights

• New Custom Radiator with Electric High Capacity Dual Fan Array

• New Custom Radiator Shrouding Added to Improve Cooling

• New Transmission Fluid Cooler

• New High Flow Water Pump

• Complete New Exhaust System with Correct Appearing Chrome Exhaust Tips

• New Rebuilt Carburetor

• New Rebuilt Brakes, Front & Rear

• New Brake Booster & Master Cylinder

• New Shock Absorbers

• New Battery

• New Vintage Air Heater

• New Fuel Sender

• New Kenwood Stereo with Bose Speakers

• New Moto Lita Mahogany Wood Rimmed Steering Wheel to Match Dashboard, with Lecarra Horn Button, Custom Mercedes-Benz Logo and Billet Chrome Adaptor

• New Chocolate Brown Deep Pile Carpeting

• New Correct Appearing Larger Headlights with Ron Francis High Wattage Adaptor Correct Appearing Indicator Lights Added on Headlight Housings

• New Correct Appearing Center Fog Light

• New Correct Appearing Running Lights and Turn Signals

• New Correct Appearing A-Post Mounted Spot Lights with Rear View Mirrors

• New Correct Appearing Tail Lights

• New Correct Appearing Additional Chrome Trim, Exterior and Interior

• New Correct Appearing Chrome Door and Interior Handles

• New Correct Appearing Key Lock on Gas Hatch



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Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

22415 N. 18th Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85027


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