Chassis no. 154080

Engine no. 154080

Stunningly presented, this Mayfair bodied 540K is a beautiful example of the English coachbuilding firm’s masterwork. With a long known history and an award winning frame-off restoration, this is one of the most unique and handsome examples of an open 540K Mercedes. It was originally shipped from the factory on October 7th of 1936 to the factory store in Paris, France. In 1995 the car was sold and purchased by Ralph Englestad (Founder and late owner of the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino) of Las Vegas, Nevada. Under his care an extensive restoration was completed. Later sold to General William Lyon in 2002. The car has been shown at Pebble Beach in 2011 as part of the 125 Year Celebration of Mercedes-Benz.


This vehicle will be offered as part of the Mecum Gallery Exposition—an exposition sale that will be held separate from, but in conjunction with, The 2020 Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance. The vehicle will be on-site at the Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance auction for inspection and purchase for the duration of the event, and purchase arrangements can be made directly with on-site representatives of the Mecum Gallery Exposition, or by contacting Mecum representative Rob Williams by phone or text at (262) 236-7705 or by email at