1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster s/n 198.042 7500401, engine no. 198 980 7500407 Beigegrau with Red Leather Interior This is a lovely matching-numbers 300SL roadster that was owned by the same Boeing electrical engineer in Seattle from 1958 until his death in December of 1999. It was then sold to a collector in the Seattle area, who had Rudi Koniczek perform over $150,000 of restorative work to bring the car to its current condition. The car is finished in its original color combination and retains its original interior. A certificate from Mercedes-Benz Classic confirms that the car is matching numbers and is finished in its original colors, as well as its original options, which include US equipment and Becker Mexico radio. The car is complete with tools and books set (including instruction manual, three Becker booklets, and service booklet showing services in the late 1950s), Mercedes-Benz Classic certificate, and a copy of the original build sheet. Much more to come. Contact Information Fantasy Junction +1 510 653 7555 Emeryville, California 94608 USA The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Co
• Year: 1957
• Mileage: 66707 mi
The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 were produced from 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, etc. up to the 560 SL. The R107 replaced the W113 SL-Class in 1971 and was replaced by the R129 SL-Class in 1989. The SLC replaced the W111 Coupé in 1971 and was replaced by the C126 S-class coupe in 1981. Following the discontinuation of the SLC in September 1981, the 107 series continued initially as the 280, 380 and 500 SL. At this time, the V8 engines were re-tuned for greater efficiency, lost a few hp and consumed less fuel- this largely due to substantially higher (numerically lower) axle ratios that went from 3.27:1 to 2.47:1 for the 380 SL and from 2.72:1 to 2.27:1 for the 500 SL. From September 1985 the 280 SL was replaced by a new 300 SL, and the 380 SL by a 420 SL; the 500 SL continued and a 560 SL was introduced for certain extra-European markets, most notably the USA. Also in 1985, the Bosch KE Jetronic was fitted. The KE Jetronic system varied from the earlier, all mechanical system by the introduction of a more modern
• Year: 1987
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Time Capsule This 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is a marvelous time capsule that spent over 50 years under single family ownership. It's an un-restored example with a beautifully preserved original interior. The car also runs and drives very well. It comes with it's original Books, Becker Mexico radio, belly pans, jack, and a very impressive history file. The contents of the file include an original 300SL sales leaflet, ownership documents, period photos, and shipping and importation records from 1957 when it was imported to the US from Germany. It was originally finished in Silver Grey Metallic with Blue Leather and Plaid Upholstery. This charming 300SL would be any collectors dream to own. Price: $1,350,000.
• Year: 1956
1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, DB534 Fire Red with tan/red plaid, S/N 198040 5500545, 3.0 litre in-line 6 cylinder engine, 4 speed gear box, owner’s manuals, tool roll and jack, belly pans, Becker Mexico radio, fitted luggage, window storage pouch, matching numbers throughout, MB Classic Zertifikat, restoration in original colors completed 2005 by marque expert, Scott Grundfor.
• Year: 1955
• Mileage: 1955 mi
1962 Mercedes Benz 300SL disc brake roadster, DB353 Silver-Blue metallic with red, blue convertible top, S/N 19804210 003010, 3.0 litre in-line 6 cylinder engine, 4 speed gear box, factory disc brakes, European headlights, factory hard top, fitted luggage, tool roll and jack, matching numbers throughout, superb Rudi & Company restoration completed 2010.
• Year: 1962
• Mileage: 1962 mi
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Recreation by Ostermeier s/n 658761 Black with Tan Leather Interior Because the 300SL Gullwing is one of the most iconic classic cars there is, it is no surprise that they are well into seven figures now. They have always been desirable, rare, and expensive, and for this reason, Tony Ostermeier opened a facility in Gardena, California called Gullwing Car Company. There, approximately 50 hand-crafted and impressively accurate Gullwing recreations were built in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They are in fact so accurate and well-made that some of his reproduction parts were used during the restorations of genuine 300SLs. Under the skin, the cars featured modern Mercedes running gear, mostly from the contemporary W124 300E, including drivelines, suspension, brakes, and fuel-injected 3.0 liter inline-6 powerplants. The bodies were made of aluminum reinforced with aircraft epoxy/fiberglass, and steel, and the shape for it was molded off an original 300SL Gullwing to ensure the accuracy of its forms. The specification was modern, including 4-wheel disc brakes, air conditioning, and full leather interiors. This particular example has covered 16,000 miles
• Year: 1986
• Mileage: 16907 mi
This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is one of just 210 produced with disc brakes and an alloy engine block. It wears it's striking original color combination, white with beautifully preserved red interior. It's been under single family ownership for the last 30 years and is a European spec example with just 80K kilometers. It also comes with it's factory black hardtop as well as it's owner's manual and jack. For just $1,650,000.
• Year: 1962
We're proud to offer this beautiful 1999 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Recreation by Tony Ostermeier. Silver with striking red interior and only 19k miles showing. Tony Ostermeier is known for providing the best Gullwing experience for a fraction of the cost of an original. This car is powered by a Mercedes-Benz 3.0 liter 6 Cylinder engine mated to an automatic transmission. It also comes with reproduction luggage and tool kit. It comes with air conditioning, power steering, chrome wheels, and removable side windows. It drives excellent and is extremely smooth and quiet. The chrome is superb and the car has excellent panel fit and gaps. Don't miss this rare opportunity to own a gorgeous 300SL Gullwing for only $289,500
• Year: 1999
1957 Mercedes 300SL roadster. Red with black leather interior. Originally born with very desirable color Blue Grey and black leather. It's been a California car all it's life. Mechanically excellent . For only $1,095,000
• Year: 1957
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
• Year: 1957
• Mileage: 25388 mi
German title Engine n° 198.980.5500288 Body n° 198.040.5500261 - Original matching numbers engine - Sold new with Rudge wheels - Paul Russell restoration - Superb original upholstery - Legendary model Tubular chassis, six-cylinder engine with direct injection, dry sump, finned Alfin brakes, independent suspension and streamlined body, the Mercedes 300 SL was shaped by the race track. The top engineers at Mercedes had worked on its structure and, a marvellous discovery, the " butterfly " wings that gave the car its name were not just for show - they were the result of the chassis construction, which ran high up the sides to maximise its strength. What started as a constraint became one of the features that made this car an icon. This was well deserved and the fans weren't let down. After it was unveiled in 1954 at the New York Motor Show, the names of buyers of the new Mercedes read like a veritable " Who's Who " of celebrities of the day: Pablo Picasso, the Shah of Iran, Prince Ali Khan, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, King Hussein of Jordan... without even mentioning motoring enthusiasts such as Luigi Chinetti and Briggs Cunnigham. In 1956, a 300 SL would set you back 5.4 million francs, against 1.6 million francs for a Porsche 356 1600 Super. As for performance, the 300 SL totally dominated the road. It was rare, at that time, to find a car that could exceed 230 km/h safely and could cover 0 to 100km/h in under 9 seconds. The magazine 'Autosport' wrote : " The appearance of the 300 SL is fabulous and its performance is almost incredible. " This was one example amongst many rave reviews that accompanied the arrival of the 300 SL on the roads of Europe and America. The Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing in the sale left the factory on 30 April 1955, originally red (DB534) with black leather interior. It spent the first part of its life in the United States, passing from the ownership of John Harkness to Donald Koleman, both from Massachusetts, before returning to Europe and into the Mannheimer Collection in Zurich. During the 1990s it joined the collection of a Mr Ebel, in Germany, and following his death, it was sold to the current owner some twelve years ago. During its stay in the US, it benefitted from a thorough restoration towards the end of the 1970s in Paul Russell's workshop. It must be remembered that these people are amongst the best in their field, and Russell is a knowledgeable and talented enthusiast, who goes to great lengths to ensure that cars leaving his workshop not only look stunning and conform to the original but are also in perfect driving condition. Furthermore, the quality of this restoration is evident from how well it has resisted the passing of time. Today, the car is still superb and the metallic grey tint suits the car perfectly. It retains its original black leather upholstery (code 953) that is particularly well preserved, with a patina that prevents it from looking too new, which some restorations can suffer from. Mechanically, the car is original, with the original engine (matching numbers) as well as the desirable Rudge centre-lock wheels that came with the car when new. Visibly well preserved and meticulously maintained, complete with its original engine, this 300 SL is certainly one of the most attractive examples on the market today.
French title Engine n° 1989805500777 (Mercedes-Benz standard engine exchange) - Sold new in France, has spent all its life in France - Restored by Mercedes-Benz in 1983 - Same owner for 36 years On 6 February 1954 Max Hoffman unveiled the pre-production 190 SL and 300 SL at the New York International Auto Show. These prototypes were to differ only slightly from the cars that followed. For the first time on a series-produced car, the engine - canted to the left as on race cars - had a direct injection system into the combustion chambers. The multitubular chassis was state-of-the-art and the drum brakes with cooling-fan were the same as those on the firm's racing cars. Some 29 vehicles, made entirely from aluminium, were constructed for speed-loving clients in 1955 and delivered with a 240 hp engine. These cars performed with distinction in a series of races in both 1955 (4th in the Mille Miglia, 1st in the Swedish Rally, 1st in the Tulpenrallye, 1st in Liège-Rome-Liège) and 1956 (Rallye du Mont Ventoux, Liège-Rome-Liège, 2nd in Monte Carlo Rally). In 1956 a 300 SL driven by Stirling Moss and Georges Houel finished 2nd in the prestigious Tour de France Automobile. The 300 SL was the ideal sports car - perfect for owners who wanted to race on Sundays and go shopping during the week (those were the days!). Some 1400 Gullwing coupés were built in four years but, with demand dipping in the final year, a Roadster version was introduced at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show to boost sales. This car was 2 inches longer; the engine was equipped with the best available camshaft (only an option on the Coupé); and, above all, the rear axle was vastly improved. The chassis, naturally, was modified and reinforced. Our Roadster 300 SL left the production lines on 16 October 1957. Royal Elysées of Paris promptly delivered it to its first owner: Georges Baud, head of Parfums Carven. It was registered two weeks later, on October 30, with the number-plate 3 GL 75. Baud kept the car for over a decade, until 1968; its new owner was also from Paris, and retained the same number-plates. On 26 December 1973 the car was bought by Gérard Lasserre du Rozel, a tradesman from Le Guilvinec in Brittany, and given the registration number 8719 QY 29. On 17 February 1979 it was sold to its current owner, a company director (now in his eighties), for FF50,000. The French title was made out in his name on 22 February 1979 at Celles-sur-Belle near Niort, with the registration number 3379 QK 79. The car was then in its original navy blue paintwork, black leather upholstery and hardtop. Its carte grise was replaced in 1995 to allow a change of number-plate to 300 SL 79. The sign of a true purist! The owner chose this model in honour of the 300 SL Roadster his father had bought new from Royal Elysées in 1958, bearing the chassis number #1980428500296 and the number-plate 777 CU 79. It is amusing to note that Juan Manuel Fangio took possession of his own 300 SL Gullwing the very same day. After exchanging a few words with the legendary racing-driver, the current owner's father set off for Niort at the wheel of his new Roadster (coloured white, with black leather interior and hardtop). Much to the regret of his son, he sold it a few years later. His son vowed that he would one day find another and, on 17 February 1979, came across the car we are offering for auction. He snapped it up immediately and rushed back to his father - who was delighted to go for a spin and visit old friends! In 1983 the car was sent to Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart for a thorough overhaul. The owner had the original blue livery changed to white, to make the Roadster more like his father's. The engine and gear-box were subject to a standard factory exchange (attested by certficate). Given the car's superb condition, we can but admire the excellent quality of the factory restoration, completed on 2 June 1983. The paintwork, bar a few tiny cracks, has not aged in the slightest. There are no signs of corrosion: the car has been meticulously maintained by the former head mechanic of the Mercedes Garage in Niort, who became a family friend. The black leather interior looks as good as new. As for the engine: the lengthy test-drive I carried out (hood down) on 24 December 2014 was exhilarating: the engine has powerful acceleration and the car handles beautifully, despite a slight looseness in the steering (easily fixed). Whether at low speed or 100mph, the car is wonderfully supple. This is an automobile in the rudest of health, with fine suspension and precise road-holding. I would happily have driven it all the way to Paris, however cold the weather! The car comes with full records (copies of former French titles, bills, exchanges with the Club, former owners, original photographs); its original repair manuals; user's manual (in French); Mercedes-Benz certificates concerning the standard engine and gear-box exchange; and, of course, its original hardtop. Few 300 SLs were sold as new in Paris and remained all their lives on French soil. Such is the case of this superb car. It has a well-charted history and has been in the same hands since 1979. It tells the moving story of a son keen to give his father the same pleasure that he had felt as a boy, when a new 300 SL purred into the family garage at the end of the 1950s. This is a marvelous opportunity to acquire a wonderful Roadster, lovingly maintained in the delightful Marais Poitevin region since 1979. Need we add that this is one of the finest convertibles from the second half of the 20th century?
Let's face facts: 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters have skyrocked in price over the last few years, so if you're going to plunk your money down to own one, make sure it's got a pedigree like this one. This spectacular Roadster has had just two owners for 95% of it's life and has gone a mere 77,000 original miles. It has its orignal, matching numbers engine, is still in its original colors, has all of it's original books, tools, jack, spare, radio... etc. Best of all, all of these facts are supremely well documented with copious receipts going back to virtually new. Over the years, expert servicing has been performed by 300SL luminaries Jerry Hjeltness, Steve Marx and Paul Russell. It doesn't get better than that. Price is SOLD
• Year: 1962
• Mileage: 77000 mi
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