Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.

Road legal and ready for 90 days of fun in the sun.
Mr & Mrs JB looking very pleased and rightly so..

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Ernst Heinkel’s personal Mercedes.

We recently had an opportunity to show off our Heinkel Kabine with Ernst Heinkel’s personal Mercedes.
In 1936 Daimler Benz lent this particular Mercedes, when it was new, to Ernst Heinkel. 
Ernst Heinkel used it till the outbreak of World War 2, and during the war the car was used as part of the Third Reich car fleet.

Only 122 of these cars (Mercedes Type 540K Cabriolet C) were made out of a total production run of 419 540K’s. This model of car was popular in its day with High Society, and owners included Jack Warner (of Warner Brothers Studios) and Grace Kelly. The car was described as “an international concept of beauty and speed” and was designed for high speed touring. 
This Mercedes 540K Cabriolet C was imported into Australia in 1989, and was involved in a dispute with the Australian Customs over its declared value. Eventually the car was auctioned by the Australian Customs 1994, and it has now been restored and lives in Melbourne Australia

Our Heinkel Kabine with the Boss’s car.

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