From behind the narrow, quad-spoked steering wheel, the 1935 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster appears to be all hood. This perception makes sense. The 17-foot-long coffee-brown convertible has a selfish little cabin, barely big enough for two people, set far back in the bodywork, just in front of a tidy tapered trunk. The rest of the car’s elegant bodywork—bracketed by flowing fenders on each side and an imposing, horizontally-beveled v-shaped chrome grille up front—is given over to the engine compartment.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/08/24/behind-the-wheel-of-a-15-million-1935-mercedes-benz-540k