Mercedes-Benz W18 290 Roadster

  • Fully restored
  • Incl. major service & MOT
  • Full running condition
Year:1935
Paintwork:Red
Interior:Leather beige
Gearing Type:Manual
Mileage:300 KM since restoration
Power:68 HP
Fuel*:Petrol
Price:490.000,- € (TAX paid)

* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 17,3 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)

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The Mercedes-Benz W18 290 Roadster

In early 1936, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Type 290 Roadster as a sports version of the series, a vehicle that received all the innovations developed for the rest of the series. The German automaker was almost done developing a new model, the Type 320, but there was still no sport roadster. Sure, there were a few convertible versions, but no roadster. Something was needed to compete against another German automaker based in Bavaria, BMW. In 1935, Mercedes-Benz introduced a revision of the Type 290. In addition to increased performance, it offered a choice of two wheelbases. For the sports roadster, it chooses the short-wheelbase version, which is lighter. The car had an angled, extended radiator at the front, behind the chromed bumper but in front of the front axle. Its engine compartment was flanked by the long and arched wheel arches, continued by the side running boards. Like its sibling, the 1935 Cabriolet A, it had two folding seats behind the cabin, in front of the spare wheels mounted at the rear on the sloping side of the trunk. To access the luxurious yet sporty interior, Mercedes installed rear-hinged doors. It offered comfort to two passengers in a leather-trimmed interior. The dashboard featured a centered instrument panel. Under the hood, the automaker installed the upgraded version of the 2.9-liter engine. Its 68 horsepower propelled the car to speeds above 100 km/h and could keep up with its latest competitor, the BMW 327 Convertible. The car is available immediately and can be viewed at any time upon request. For further detailed questions, please feel free to contact our sales staff.