Miniauto reminds collectors that Bauer’s Mercedes Benz 500K is nearing SOLD OUT status

Jan 13, 2012 2 Comments by

If you think that expensive models linger longer on the store shelves, you might want to think again. Miniauto rang us this afternoon with the news that the highly anticipated 1:12  Bauer Mercedes-Benz 500K “Spezial” Roadster – tagging at an eye-watering $1,750.00 MSRP –  is almost sold out.  If you have not yet placed your order for one of these elegant machines, be sure to make your arrangements now. These models are extremely detailed, and are assembled in such a way as to allow an unprecedented amount of dis-assembly by the owner – all the better to see the incredible amount of detailing and working features rendered under each model’s skin.

If you have not seen our review on this upcoming model be sure to pick up a copy of the Spring ’12 issue of Die Cast X Magazine. The car’s on page 46. And yes, it really is special.


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I have been a car guy since my early teens. From managing a performance center on Long Island NY to being a partner of the world’s largest traveling global car show series; my career path has taken me on an exciting journey. I have consulted for MTV, McDonalds, Turtle Wax, Dodge and other high profile companies and have been published in multiple automotive journals. Alpha Penguin Publishing recruited me to co-author “The Complete Idiots Guide to Customizing Your Ride” for which one of my cars graces the cover. My diecast addiction began about 12 years back. My girlfriend at the time knew I was saving for a Mustang Cobra. She thought it would be humorous and purchased a diecast version to hold me over for a while. What was an initial joke struck a chord because I was fascinated with how Hot Wheels could make such a cool replica for a buck. The next time we went shopping I stopped in the toy aisle and ended up purchasing additional Hot Wheels and a few Jada vehicles. Well you all know the story from here; one shelf led to a book case. The book case quickly became an apartment filled with hundreds of HotWheels, Jada and other 1:64th scale replicas. Next came my introduction to 1:24th and 1:18th scale die cast and twelve years later I am the proud owner of a collection that is displayed in a 2000sq foot facility with a current count of over 12 thousand unique pieces. My then girlfriend, now wife, has a lot of patience for my hobby and my two little girls enjoy it with us too. Today I find myself fascinated with all scales and all models of customized vehicles. From tuners to rat rods, lead sleds to pro street drag. I do have an appreciation for the well delivered OEM vehicles as well. Most of all I enjoy the hunt to complete a set or series of vehicles. I look forward to being a part of DieCast X Magazine and helping to strengthen, grow and deliver our hobby to people who do not know how rewarding it is to an individual and a family.

2 Responses to “Miniauto reminds collectors that Bauer’s Mercedes Benz 500K is nearing SOLD OUT status”

  1. Judy Kirkpatrick from says:

    Hi all…
    Judy here. The Bauer MB Speziale Roadster can be ordered on our website: or via email: … or just plan to give me a call !
    I will be working tomorrow 11-4pm (if I can get out of my driveway, that is). A lake effect storm is due tonight!
    Have a great weekend, enjoy the games and stay warm:)

  2. Judy and Mike Kirkpatrick says:

    Update on the Bauer Roadster from

    1935 Mercedes Benz 500K Roadster should be available later on this year. We understand all problems have been ironed out at the factory and production has resumed. My husband Mike and I have begun and are carrying this model. We cannot wait to see it. Pre-Orders are strongly suggested. Hope to talk to you soon!
    Judy Kirkpatrick

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