1934 Mercedes 500K Cabriolet photographed May 2011 at a Classic Car exhibit in Saint Lambert, Quebec, Canada
The Mercedes 500K (type W29) is a sports car built by Mercedes-Benz between 1934 and 1936, and first exhibited at the 1934 Berlin Motor Show. It carried the factory designation W29. Distinguished from the 500 sedan by the “K” in its name which denoted the kompressor (supercharger) only fitted to the sports cars, it succeeded the Mercedes-Benz 380 which had been introduced only the previous year, using a larger, more powerful engine and more opulent coachwork to meet customers’ demands for greater luxury and performance.
Pressing the throttle pedal fully engaged the Roots supercharger, inducing the five litre straight eight engine to produce up to 160 horsepower (120 kW) and making the car capable of over 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph), while consuming fuel at the rate of up to 30 l/100 km (9.4 mpg-imp; 7.8 mpg-US) as it did so. (Source: Wikipedia)
Original photo processed in PaintShop Pro v9. A duplicate layer was created and converted to B&W. A mask layer was added and modified to allow the coloured image of the car to show through. The B&W layer was then darkened and blurred to lessen its impact.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D; Lens: Canon EF-24-105mm f/4.0L IS USM; f9.5 @ 1/180 sec; ISO 400; Focal Length: 40mm