1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster VIN: 198 042 10 002509 Engine: 198 98 010002552 Originally prepared as a show car by Mercedes, this 300SL was featured at the 1960 Copenhagen Motor Show. Exhumed from long-term storage in a garage in New York in 2010, this Roadster had been in single-family ownership for over 50 years. With just over 15,000 original miles, the matching-numbers car was complete and undisturbed with its original hardtop, tools and copies of build sheets. According to copies of the Mercedes-Benz Wagenkarte (build sheets), this roadster was completed at the Stuttgart factory on February 9, 1960, in a very rare and fashionable color combination of Blue Gray (DB 166) over a natural leather interior. Both the wheels and the optional hardtop were painted in the same shade, and the car was given some special features. As noted on the Wagenkarte, this 300 SL was delivered as a show car for display at the 1960 Copenhagen Motor Show. As a show car it differed from stock examples with polished intake runners, polished and chromed hardware in the engine bay, along with a gloss valve cover. Needless to say the showcar was a big hit, and soon after the event, the car is believed t
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster VIN: 198042-10-003257 The last run of the legendary 300 SL Roadster happened in January and February of 1963. Twenty-six cars would be built in those two months, with the last six built in February. Chassis 3257 was completed the day before the factory closed on February 7th 1963, making it the penultimate 300 SL. Being the second to last 300SL means that this car benefits from every improvement ever made to the 300SL platform, including disc brakes and the very rare, all-alloy engine featured only in the last 200 cars. 3257 was delivered from the factory in white with a red leather interior, and black convertible top. What makes this 300SL's early history immensely interesting is what happened to the car in 1963. Fresh from the factory it was sent to Mercedes in Salzburg, Austria. Research indicates that the car did not sell on its initial outing and was returned to the factory for upgrades. Reasons might have been that this 300SL was rather unadorned, and the new 230SL that had been released in 1963 was much more affordable. The result of this return to Stuggart was a second build sheet for 3257. Obviously aimed for the US market, the car was fit
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 1957 300 SL Roadster LHD The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is one of the finest and most influential post-war sports cars ever built. Originally conceived in 1954 as a coupe, with its iconic ‘Gullwing’ doors, it was followed by the roadster in 1957, which, like its predecessor, was developed as a road going version of Mercedes’ successful W194 racer. As with many European manufacturers, the market in North America was particularly important to Mercedes and the roadster was largely built on the advice of New York based importer Max Hoffman who saw the strong sales potential in the US for a convertible version of the popular Gullwing. Aside from the obvious external design change in eliminating the roof, the roadster benefitted from a number of technical improvements over the coupe including a lower sill line, which improved access to the cabin, and a redesigned rear suspension set up, which significantly improved handling. Performance was further enhanced with a higher compression engine and the adoption of the competition camshafts initially used in the NSL Gullwing race cars. The roadster also received, as standard, climate control, leather seats
Mayfair 020 7125 1400 | Maldon 01621 879579 Arriving soon - Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Supplied new to Milan, Italy in 1959. The SL remained with its first owner until 1994. The second owner commissioned a total restoration at Kienle Automobiltechnik in 1994/1995. The SL was completely dismantled and all components including engine, gear box, axles and brake system were fully overhauled. During restoration a number of upgrades were installed including a diaphragm spring clutch, adjustable throttle body, additional fans and an exchangeable air filter cartridge. Regular maintenance and repairs have been carried out and a record of supporting invoices are available. The SL is in first class condition and is finished in Anthracite-Grey (172G) with Red Leather interior. Supplied with a Factory hardtop in Black, 2 piece fitted luggage set, Becker Mexico radio, polished wheel rims, all books and tools. Please contact us for further details. Price on application.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster s/n 198.042.7500568 Fire Engine Red with Tan Leather Interior The 300SL was one of the most exotic cars available when it was new. Directly descended from racing cars, and chock full of innovative features, they were fast, beautiful, and expensive. Arguably the first 'supercar' ever (others claim that honor should be bestowed upon the Lamborghini Miura), the 300SL has been described as the McLaren F1 of its day. Thanks to Mercedes' development work during World War II in aircraft engines, the300SL became the first production car to feature fuel injection (directly injected into the cylinders no less), and the light but strong spaceframe necessitated the now legendary and often copied upwards opening doors on the closed variant of the car. The result was a stunningly beautiful but also functional car that was, depending on gearing, the fastest production car in the world. Surrounded by separate frame carbureted contemporaries, the SL was truly a glimpse of the future and remains today a very special car indeed. Its appeal is timeless and consequently, 300SLs have remained 'blue-chip' collector cars that are always in demand and perhaps even cultural
This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is a factory Rudge wheel example that was born in DB157 Beige. It currently wears aging but still very presentable ruby red paint. Other than the paint, this car is all original. It comes with 40 years of records and it's factory tool kit. It was also special ordered with the 3.64 rear axle ratio from the factory. It's had just three owners from new and has spent most of it's life in California. According to Paul Russell and Co, this is one of the best driving Gullwings they've ever driven. An absolutely original car that's nothing but honest for only $1,495,000
Details Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) 1987, E Registered, 83,197 miles Nautic Blue with Cream Sports Check Rare Left Hand Drive Manual Gearbox model Optional Equipment: Air Conditioning, Left Hand Drive, Manual Gearbox Factory Standard Equipment: ABS, Power Steering, 15 Hole Flat Face Alloy Wheels, Central Locking, Electric Windows, Heat Insulating Green Glass, Graduated Tinted Windscreen, Heated Washer Jets, Front Fog Lamps, Rear Seatbelt Mounting Provenance: This car comes with a ring binder full of documents and receipts, including the original registration document from 1988. The service book features no less than 13 service stamps, 6 from Mercedes-Benz dealers, 6 independent stamps and one of our own. Commentary: The ultra desirable Nautic Blue and Manual Gearbox makes this one of the rarest 107 SLs we've come across. First registered in Germany in September 1988 this 300 was kept for many years until it passed to an associate. In 2003 ownership passed to the former registered keeper who kept the car in the South of France. One of our collector customers has owned her for the past two years and has travelled less than 1000 miles in this time.
Details Fully Restored 300SL to as new condition. For full details please call Bruce Greetham.
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster: Born in Rare Factory Black This 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster was originally born in extremely rare and desirable factory black and is a matching numbers car. Now silver with black leather interior. It runs and drives excellent and has been under the same ownership since 1967. A very strong driver quality example that comes accompanied by its factory build sheet. Price: $925,000
1988 300SL Automatic 23,500 miles from new Finished in Arctic white with blue sport cloth and navy soft top. Fitted with factory specification of rear seats, factory hard top, 15-hole alloy wheels, central locking, fire extinguisher, illuminating vanity mirrors. Supplied new by Charles Sidney Mercedes Benz of Bradford on 1st August 1988 this car has lived a very cosseted life only covering a very small mileage during its 28 year life. The history file contains 19 MOT certificates dating back to 1992 along with various servicing invoices. The original stamped service booklet is present along with all of the other original handbooks in the correct wallet. A very proper example indeed.
Details Mercedes-Benz 300SL (R107) 1988, F Registered, 44,750 miles Artic White with Blue MB Tex Optional Equipment: Rear Seating Factory Standard Equipment: 4 Speed Transmission with Sport / Economy modes, ABS, Power Steering, 15 Hole Flat Face Alloy Wheels, Central Locking, Electric Windows, Heat Insulating Green Glass, Graduated Tinted Windscreen, Heated Washer Jets, Front Fog Lamps, Rear Seatbelt Mounting Provenance: Accompanying this crisp white example is a history file documenting previous owners, a file of service receipts and MoT certificates and service booklets confirming 11 service entries. Commentary: The combination of white paintwork, blue interior and wood detail makes this a very desirable looking 107.
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