25 Cars Sold for $260 Million in 2016

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1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster
Sale Price: $5,921,097
Auction: Bonhams, Chantilly, France
This is not a car you see every day — only 354 Mercedes Benz 500K cars were ever produced, and only 29 of those were built with roadster coachwork. In 1935 this 500K was displayed on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Berlin Motor Show and was purchased by metal-fastener magnate Hans Friedrich Prym. This Mercedes Benz 500K was stolen at the end of World War II, but resurfaced during the 1970s in the USA. It was sold at Pebble Beach in 2011 for $3,767,500, but when the new owner decided to exhibit the car at a show in Essen, Germany, the Prym family managed to have the car impounded. After some negotiation, the 500K Roadster was returned to the Prym family.

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