Mercedes-Benz 290 Roadster

Mercedes-Benz Typ 290: A highlight of the motor industry in the 1930s, the car is an elegant roadster with wonderful, harmonious contours

Our ID 1020
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Model 290 Roadster
Produced 1933-1937
Year 1935
Steering Left Hand Drive
Exterior Red
Interior Beige
Engine 6 In-line
Capacity 2,847 cc
Power 50kW/68bhp
Extras Chrome spoke wheels, replacement headlight

...or what was it really like back then?

The Type 290 was publicly introduced at the Berlin Motor Exhibition in 1933 as the successor to the Type Mannheim. It resembles the Type 200 both technically and in terms of appearance but is larger. There was an independent axle with a long and short wheel base and was available in saloon car, touring car and several convertible designs variants, all of which were typical of the era. There was also the usual option of the wheel base with engine and individually configured designs. One of the rarest designs was the roadster version which cost the handsome sum of 13,000 Reichsmarks in its heyday.   

...or how it fared over the years.

Its precise history since 1992 is known. The car was built completely from scratch on the normal short wheel base.

...or how it really is.

After extensive restoration spanning several years the car now is now in excellent technical and aesthetic condition. Everything functions perfectly and the clearances between adjacent bodywork parts are flawless. 

...or what can it still do?

A comfortable and elegant touring car for the committed driver and just as charming today as it was when first built, it can be driven comfortably over long distances even today. This is also supported through the short wheel base and flawless ease of use. With impressive and immaculate contours, the superb colour profile and small number of existing models promise unusual eye-catching qualities in collections, during trips and at events. The car is most definitely a promising candidate at Concours d’Elegance events in its current condition and a very safe investment with the potential for increase in value.