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It's hard to deny that one of the signature models of Mercedes-Benz® is the 500 series. So many striking and elegant bodies would grace the stalwart chassis. The 500K's of the 1930s were beautiful, elegant, and exclusive models often outfitted with volup- tuous coachwork and sold to the wealthiest of clientele. The most ravishing model of this species was the two-seater 500K Special Roadster launched in 1936. It was a limited production cabriolet, in total less than 30 were made, adding to its near-mythical qualities. In it’s day it went for top dollar—over $106,000. Today, these ultra rare master- pieces are going for millions. In 2012, a Special Roadster fetched more than $11.7 million at auction at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Forgo the bidding wars, nail-biting flatbed transport, and scavenger hunting for parts in Germany. Here’s your chance to own the rare and luxurious essence of this remarkable car in terms of its unforgettable styling, inimitably powerful and elegant lines, and showstop- ping presence. Our die-cast metal replica captures the sexy curves and sumptous coachwork of the full-size model in striking detail. Just shy of a foot long, and available in pearl white or ruby red. You don’t need to spend millions to showcase your impeccable taste. Sold! To the discerning reader for $99! Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Test drive the Special Roadster for 30 days. If for any reason you are not com- pletely satisfied, simply return it to us for a full refund of your purchase price. But we’re sure that once you park this beauty in your house you’ll be sold. Comes factory sealed in its original packag- ing in order to retain its status as a highly collectable item. High-quality 1:18 scale die-cast replica • intricate moving features •Detailed chassis with separate exhaust systems • Includes display stand 14101 Southcross Drive W., Dept. MBD199-01 Burnsville, Minnesota 55337 www.stauer.com 1936 Mercedes-Benz® 500K Special Roadster (Pearl White or Ruby Red finish) $149† Offer Code Price $99 + S&P Save $50 1-888-201-7081 Your Insider Offer Code: MBD199-01 You must use this insider offer code to get our special price. Rating of A+ Smart Luxuries—Surprising PricesTM Stauer® The most expensive Mercedes-Benz® ever made. Rarer than a Stradivarius violin. † Special price only for customers using the offer code versus the price on Stauer.com without your offer code. Not actual size. Shown is model in Pearl White finish. Also available in Ruby Red finish. Die-cast metal body features doors, hood and trunk that open, steerable wheels that roll, and four wheel suspension. Available in Ruby Red finish. How to Park $11.7 Million on Your Desktop The 500K Special Roadster is one of rarest and most-sought after automobiles ever built.