'Unique' Mercedes 540K offered by Russo and Steele

| 18 Dec 2012

A modified 1937 Mercedes 540K will cross the block at Russo and Steele’s Scottsdale sale from 16-20 January.

The "spectacular customization" is the work of the award-winning John Slaughter, who has being plying his trade since the 1950s.

His latest creation comes fitted with a V10 Viper engine and includes a tube frame with Corvette suspension, dual fans, plus a custom-built transmission cooler and air condenser.

Inside, there’s a ‘hand-built’ dashboard with Viper switches and gauges along with a Viper steering column (including the wheel), Saab seats and a 300watt stereo.

Said to be based on "a real Mercedes-Benz 540K" (which leaves us asking one question: why?) you can view the one of a kind Merc’s full list of additions on the auction house’s website.

There has been so much debate over this car that we have started a forum topic about it. Have your say here.