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  • £1,021,750 £1,021,750

    This 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is an absolutely stunning factory Rudge-Wheel example. Finished in it's original color combination, silver over red leather interior. Mechanically superb and complete with matching fitted luggage. An overall outstanding Gullwing for only $1,675,000.

    • Year: 1956

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
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  • £1,006,500 £1,006,500

    This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is one of just 218 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

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
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  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Red with Tan Interior s/n 198.042.7500568 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 culturally embedded as one o

    • Year: 1957

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    • Mileage: 25388 mi

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  • Fantasy Junction
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  • £1,006,500 £1,006,500

    This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is one of just 218 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

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
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  • 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.

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  • 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?

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  • - 6 Cylinder engine - Automatic transmission - Legendary SL - Two tops and windscreen - Full power - Air conditioning - Driven less than 5,000 miles per year - A flawless example of Germany's finest!

    • Year: 1990

    • Last update: 20 days old

    • Mileage: 5000 mi

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  • Dan Kruse Classics
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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Paris event, February 4, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Paris. Estimate:$1,300,000 - $1,900,000 225 bhp (DIN), 240 bhp (SAE), 2,996 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms and coil springs, independent rear suspension with coil springs and swing axles, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm.Factory disc brakes and an alloy blockMatching numbers; believed to have had three private owners from newDelivered new in Fire Red (DB 534)All of the best original factory featuresAn exceptionally original 300 SL RoadsterThere was no doubt that Mercedes-Benz had a hit on their hands with their spectacular 300 SL Gullwing, as it would become known. The cars looks, performance, and brilliant engineering captivated the automotive world, and it proved to be a runaway success for Mercedes-Benz. As production was soon coming to an end for the iconic 300 SL Coup, the marque grew more eager to add a convertible version to its line-up.A prototype of this new model was first spotted by German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport at Stuttgart in the summer of 1956, and the production model would later debut at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show. By the end of that year, the final 70 of the 1,400 coups and the first 618 of the roadsters were assembled.Along with a convertible top, the 300 SL brought a host of advancements to the already state-of-the-art platform. The central section of the 300 SLs space-frame chassis was lowered, and smaller sills and enlarged doors were added to improve entrance and egress. Its strength was maintained, nonetheless, with the addition of diagonal struts bracing the lowered side sections to the rear tubular members. The suspension was also revised to allow for a more comfortable ride and improved handling. At the rear, the spare tyre was repositioned below the boot floor, necessitating a smaller fuel tank but also maintaining reasonable luggage space. Even though these revisions added some 250 pounds, the majority of which were associated with the convertible top and its mechanisms, the car remained an excellent performer, with a factory-claimed 137-mph top speed.Just like the 300 SL Gullwing, the Roadster proved to be the vehicle of choice for those with brilliant taste in aesthetics and cutting-edge engineering. As such, many wound up in the garages of celebrities, racing drivers, and other financially successful individuals. With a list price of $11,000, ownership of a 300 SL was a dream to most when the car was new, and to those with the funds to spare, the car was worth every penny. To those looking to make a statement with the purchase of a new car, there was simply no better option.CHASSIS NUMBER 198.042.10.003135The car offered here, chassis number 198.042.10.003135, was built at the end of 1962, and thus, it benefits from being a late-production 300 SL with the two most desirable features, disc brakes and an alloy engine block. The upgraded brakes provided modern stopping power to suit the cars performance and chassis engineering, whilst the alloy block significantly lightened the nose of the 300 SL and improved its handling. Together, they made for what is widely considered to be the ultimate 300 SL Roadster configuration, which was used on only the final 210 cars produced in late 1962 and 1963.According to its data card, information from which has been supplied by Daimler-Benz and is on file, this Roadster was sold new in the United States and finished as it appears today, in Fire Red (DB 534) with a black interior. It is believed to have enjoyed only three private owners from new, with its most long-term caretaker having been Gull Wing Group member Pedro Garcia, of Georgia, who owned the car from 1974 until 2011. The car was then sold to respected enthusiast and connoisseur of all fine things, Jean-Claude Biver, who was the chairman of Hublot, Blancpain, and other fine watch manufacturers, as well as a noted turophile. Monsieur Biver acquired the 300 SL from German marque specialists at HK Engineering, who, according to the present owner, recently described the car as being one of the most original and best theyve ever seen. Inspection indicates fine originality, down to the cars original colour combination and interior, and it is believed that the current reading of 61,000 miles on the odometer is genuine. The car is complete with a large history file that dates back to 1974, as well as its owners, service, and parts manuals, technical data, and operating instructions.This ultimate-specification 300 SL Roadster is, without a doubt, one of the most original, well-maintained examples to have been offered for sale in recent years. It represents the very best available, and as with all fine things, this 300 SL has only gotten better with age.Moteur six cylindres en ligne 1 ACT, 2 996 cm3, 225 ch DIN/240 ch SAE, injection mcanique Bosch, bote de vitesses manuelle quatre rapports, suspension avant indpendante par triangles superposs et ressorts hlicodaux, suspension arrire essieu bris avec ressorts hlicodaux, quatre freins disque hydrauliques. Empattement: 2 400 mm Freins disque et bloc aluminium dusine Numros concordants (matching numbers) ; trois propritaires connus Vendue neuve peinte en Rouge Feu (DB 534) Toutes les meilleurs spcifications dusine Une 300 SL Roadster dans un tat dorigine exceptionnel Il ne fait aucun doute que Mercedes-Benz tenait un chef-duvre avec sa spectaculaire 300 SL papillon, comme elle sera surnomme. Le style de la voiture, ses performances et lexcellence de sa mcanique fascinrent le monde automobile et elle valut Mercedes-Benz un succs fou. Lorsque la production de lemblmatique coup 300 SL approcha de sa fin, la marque voulut ajouter une version dcapotable son offre.Un prototype de ce nouveau modle fut repr dabord par le magazine Auto, Motor und Sport Stuttgart lt 1956 et le modle de srie apparut plus tard au salon de Genve 1957. la fin de cette anne-l, les 70 derniers des 1 400 coups et les 618 premiers roadsters 300 SL avaient t assembls.Outre une capote, la 300 SL introduisit une srie damliorations sur son chssis dj trs labor. La partie centrale du cadre en treillis tubulaire fut abaisse pour installer des seuils surbaisss et des portes normales facilitant laccs bord et la sortie. Nanmoins, sa rigidit fut prserve par ajout de renforts en diagonale reliant la section latrale abaisse aux lments structurels de larrire. La suspension fut aussi rvise pour amliorer le confort et la tenue de route. larrire, la roue de secours repositionne sous le plancher du coffre entrana la diminution de la capacit du rservoir, mais avec une capacit de bagages augmente. Mme si ces changements se traduisaient par un poids en hausse de 112 kg environ, la majorit de ces derniers tant dus la capote et son mcanisme, les performances demeuraient excellentes avec une vitesse de pointe annonce de 220 km/h.Comme la 300 SL papillon, la Roadster fut choisie par ceux qui apprciaient la beaut et le raffinement mcanique le plus pouss. Cest ainsi que ces voitures arrivrent dans le garage des clbrits, des pilotes automobiles et autres personnes disposant dune suffisante fortune. Catalogue 11 000 $, la possession dune 300 SL neuve restait un rve pour la majorit et pour ceux qui devaient conomiser, elle cotait encore plus cher. Quant aux amateurs de symbole de statut social, ils navaient gure dautre choix.LE CHSSIS N 198.042.10.003135 La voiture offerte ici, chssis n 198.042.10.003135, fut construite la fin de 1962. Elle bnficie donc du fait dtre une des dernires 300 SL donc dtre dote des deux options les plus apprciables : les freins disque et le bloc moteur en alliage lger. Les freins plus puissants et plus modernes taient dignes dune voiture hautement performante et de son chssis perfectionn, tandis que le bloc en alliage allgeait lavant de faon sensible et amliorait le comportement dynamique. Ensemble, ils formaient ce qui est gnralement considr comme la configuration ultime de la 300 SL Roadster que lon trouve sur les 210 dernires voitures produites la fin de 1962 et en 1963.Selon la fiche de spcifications dont les donnes ont t transmises par Daimler-Benz et qui figure au dossier, cette Roadster fut vendue neuve aux Etats-Unis peinte telle quelle apparat aujourdhui en Rouge Feu (DB 534) avec intrieur noir. On pense quelle na connu que trois propritaires depuis lorigine, demeurant le plus longtemps aux mains du membre du Gulf Wing Group, Pedro Garcia de Gorgie, qui la possda de 1974 2011. La voiture fut alors vendue au connaisseur et passionn de belles choses, Jean-Claude Biver, prsident de Hublot, Blancpain et autres prestigieuses marques de montres, et rput fin gourmet turophile (amateur de fromages).M. Biver acheta la 300 SL aux spcialistes allemands de la marque, HK Engineering, qui selon lactuel propritaire, dcrirent rcemment la voiture comme tant lune des plus originales et des plus belles quils avaient jamais vues . Lexamen rvle en effet un superbe tat dorigine jusquaux teintes initiales, intrieure et extrieure. On estime que le kilomtrage affich, 61 000 miles (97 600 km) est exact. La voiture est complte de son dossier historique remontant 1974 et de ses manuel du propritaire, carnet dentretien et liste de pices dtaches, de donnes techniques et de conseils dutilisation.Cette 300 SL Roadster aux ultimes spcifications est, sans aucun doute, lune des plus originales et des mieux entretenues jamais proposes depuis des annes. Elle reprsente ce que lon peut trouver de mieux et, comme toutes les belles choses, cette 300 SL sest encore bonifie avec les annes.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$1,450,000 - $1,650,000 215 hp (DIN), 240 hp (SAE), 2,992 cc SOHC six-cylinder engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension, coil-spring and swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.Bare-metal repaint in 2013 by Pollock Automotive RestorationEquipped with highly desirable Rudge wheels and belly pansBoth leather and plaid cloth interiors are included, along with fitted luggageA beautiful matching-numbers GullwingThe original Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was created for the 1952 racing season to test the waters prior to making a full-scale return to racing competition. It was simply a makeshift expediency to allow an early entrance to racing following WWII and to keep Mercedes name in the news long enough for the firms 1954 Grand Prix car to be completed. To deem this exercise successful is an understatement, as a 2nd and 4th at the Mille Miglia, a 1st and 2nd at Le Mans, Nrburgring, and the Carrera Panamericana, and a 1-2-3 sweep at Bern certainly spelled things out for the competition.Although Mercedes-Benz had no intentions of putting the car into production, U.S. importer Max Hoffman had ideas of his own. Hoffman, both a master marketer and a man of great insight, convinced Daimler-Benz to offer a production model by ordering 1,000 of them to be built and sent to the United States. Since the competition model had been sourced from off-the-shelf parts of Mercedes 300-series saloon cars, it seemed relatively easy for the manufacturer to honor his request. The resulting car, however, was exceedingly complex mechanically and not really designed for volume production. Nonetheless, thanks to the persistence (and clout) of Hoffman, Mercedes-Benz proceeded with a limited production, and the car was born.Fuel injection replaced the race cars carburetors, and the Bosch mechanical unit was a first for a production car. The new Karl Wilfert-designed body was largely steel, rather than all aluminum, and it included bumpers and other creature comforts that were not necessary for a competition car. This raised the weight from the racers 1,900 pounds to nearly 3,000 when the production coupe was introduced. Regardless, underneath one would find Rudi Uhlenhauts brilliant tubular space-frame chassis and the powerful 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine.The 300 SL became the first Mercedes-Benz to be introduced in the United States before it was shown in Germany. It was unveiled in New York on February 6, 1954, and it took the automotive world by storm. The SL moniker reflected the pioneering use of multi-tube space-frame construction. It also featured fully independent suspension, in addition to its fuel-injected, 240-horsepower straight-six with dry-sump lubrication, as well as an engine that was inclined to the side in order to reduce the height of the bonnet. Power was delivered through a four-speed manual gearbox, giving the car a 150-mph top speed and a 060 mph time of just 8.8 seconds, making it the fastest production automobile of its time. The result was a car that you could buy in New York City in 1954 for a princely sum of $6,820.Hoffmans original request of 1,000 cars was exceeded, as production of the semi-hand-built car reached 1,400 units. The 300 SL Coupe, or Gullwing as it became known, was discontinued after the 1957 model year. Today, it remains one of the most recognized and coveted of all sports cars ever built.This spectacular car was originally sent to the United States, arriving in New York on August 25, 1955. According to records from the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center, this 300 SL was originally painted DB350 Medium Blue over a light grey leather interior. When the car was freshened some years later, the combination was reversed, with the exterior painted a classic M-B Silver Grey and the interior fitted with deep blue leather hides.Records from the Gullwing Registry indicate that the car spent its early years in the state of New York. Owners during this time included David Todd, of New York City, and Martin Alperstein, of Fishkill, and the car later passed to Richard M. Mills, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. By the time the current owner purchased it in 2001, the odometer was showing just 39,834 miles. Although not documented, but due to the overall condition of the car, it is thought that these could have been the original miles driven from new. It is fitted with an ATE brake booster that was typical of later cars, along with a stock 3.64 rear axle.Since purchasing the car, the current owner has used it sparingly and continued to upgrade and improve upon an already outstanding automobile. Initially, it was sent to Gullwing specialists at Hjeltness Restoration, of Escondido, California, who carried out a major engine service, as well as rebuilt the brakes, master cylinder, and brake booster. At the same time, the correct rubber foot-well mats were sourced and fitted, along with a Talbot external mirror. Most recently, the engine was completely rebuilt by another expert, Ed Tatios of Mike Tilson Motorcars in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Furthermore, in 2013, the car was stripped to bare metal and repainted its current color by Pollock Automotive Restoration in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Pollack also installed a new headliner while the car was at its facility.After this work was completed, the car was shown at the 2013 edition of the 100 Motorcars of Radnor Hunt, where it received the Pre-1959 Debutante Award. Two weeks later, it was presented with a class award in the Postwar Sports and Racing Closed category at the St. Michaels Concours dElegance. And, shortly thereafter, it was invited to participate at the inaugural Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat.This matching-numbers example is fitted with a recent set of Dunlop tires and is equipped with both the highly desirable Rudge-style wheels and aerodynamic belly pans. In addition, it comes with a complete tool kit, owners manual, fitted luggage, and two sets of seats (both leather and plaid). The 300 SL today remains one of the greatest production automobiles ever produced, and it will be forever recognized for sheer performance, heritage, engineering, and overall excellence in an automobile.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$1,700,000 - $2,000,000 215 bhp (DIN), 240 hp (SAE), 2,996 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension and coil-spring single-point swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.Factory disc brake carEuro headlights, hardtop, and fitted luggageRestored by marque specialists at Rudi & CompanyThere was no doubt that Mercedes-Benz had a hit on their hands with their spectacular 300 SL Gullwing. The cars looks, performance, and brilliant engineering captivated the automotive world, and it proved to be a runaway success for Mercedes-Benz. As production was soon coming to an end for the iconic 300 SL Coupe, the marque grew more eager to add a convertible version to its lineup.A prototype of this new model was first spotted by German magazine Auto, Motor und Sport at Stuttgart in the summer of 1956, and the production model would later debut at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show. By the end of that year, the final 70 of the 1,400 Coupes and the first 618 of the 300 SL Roadsters were assembled.Along with a convertible top, the 300 SL brought a host of advancements to the already state-of-the-art platform. The central section of the 300 SLs space-frame chassis was lowered and smaller sills and enlarged doors were added to improve entrance and egress. Its strength was maintained, nonetheless, with the addition of diagonal struts to brace the lowered side sections to the rear tubular members. The suspension was also revised to allow for a more comfortable ride and improved handling. At the rear, the spare tire was repositioned below the trunk floor, necessitating a smaller fuel tank but also maintaining reasonable luggage space. Even though these revisions added some 250 pounds, the majority of which were associated with the convertible top and its mechanisms, the car remained an excellent performer, with a factory-claimed 137-mph top speed.Just like the 300 SL Coupe, the Roadster proved to be the vehicle of choice for those with brilliant taste in aesthetics and cutting-edge engineering. As such, many wound up in the garages of celebrities, racing drivers, and other financially successful individuals. With a list price of $11,000, ownership of a 300 SL was a dream to most when the car was new, and to those with the funds to spare, the car was worth every penny. To those looking to make a statement with the purchase of a new car, there was simply no better option.The car offered here, chassis number 198.042.10.003010, was built relatively late in the 300 SL production run, and it was desirably equipped by the factory with four-wheel disc brakes. Its original factory data card, a copy of which is on file, confirms that it is presently powered by the original engine. It was originally finished in Fantasy Yellow (DB 653) and fitted with accessory turn signals and an export license plate.Following years in Connecticut and California ownership, the car underwent a complete four-year restoration by renowned 300 SL specialists at Rudi & Company, of Victoria, British Columbia, which was completed in the spring of 2010. Typical of their work, every nut and bolt is now in outstanding overall condition, and the car features a sparkling Silver Metallic finish and a tight Lipstick Red interior. The dashboard is well-finished, with crystal-clear gauges in a beautifully restored fascia. Correct stickers and detailing are present under the hood, with all plates and stamped numbers present in the correct locations, as expected. Enthusiasts will note the popular bubble-style, European-specification headlight lenses, and its mileage is recorded at 12,327, likely having rolled over prior to restoration.This Roadster is still fitted with an original removable hardtop in the body color, which is a most desirable option, as well as aviation-type lap belts and beautiful color-matched luggage, and it is accompanied by original books, tools, and a jack.The 300 SL Roadster was the grandest automobile in the world when it was built, and this example shows why.

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$950,000 - $1,200,000 215 bhp (DIN), 240 hp (SAE), 2,996 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension and coil-spring single-point swing axle rear suspension, and servo-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.Proudly offered by its owner of 40 yearsDriven and enjoyed over 100,000 happy milesExtensively documented, with its original engineOne of a handful originally finished in StrawberryThe beloved possession of an enthusiastCertain cars and their owners do not need a writer to tell their story. They tell it themselves, better than anyone else, as they know one another better than anyone else could. It is the symbiotic relationship between man and machine, in which each is taught and learns to love the others idiosyncrasies over decades spent together on twisting roads and wide-open highways. On the lakeside roads in the industrial town of Sarnia, Ontario, a lifelong enthusiast can be found behind the wheel of his 300 SL Roadster. It is one of the few original 300 SLs to be found north of the border, and it is perhaps the last that is still regularly used and enjoyed. For nearly 40 years, through two restorations and over 100,000 miles, Bill Martin and his Roadster have always been on the road to some new adventure.In the fifties, I used to go to Elkhart Lake to the races, and of course I saw people racing Gullwings and Roadsters, but I didnt have any money in those days. I sold my business in 1975, and in 1976, I went sort-of looking for a car. I had called Gullwing Service in Boston, and they had a Roadster but said it wasnt very good. One of the classic mistakes of my life was when they said they had an aluminum Gullwing there, with the NSL engine and all that, and they wanted a grand less than $30,000. I had the money but said no. I figured that if I paid $30,000, Id have to buy my wife a new kitchen!Shortly thereafter, I went to Carlisle with a friend of mine, and this car was there. The guy wanted $11,000 and turned down my offer of $9,000. When I got home the phone was ringing, and they had accepted the offer. I went down to Baltimore, Maryland, and picked it up on the side of the road. Even though it had a blown head gasket, I drove it home to Sarnia and soon began taking it apart. It took me about 10 years to get it all back together.I researched the cars history and know it back to the time it was purchased by Rooster Bush, who was the largest Oldsmobile dealer in the United States, operating out of a town called Lenore in North Carolina. He was a great guy. He had seen the car at an auction sale for a Studebaker dealership in Charlotte and bought it out of their basement for, I think, $2,000. His daughter, who now runs the family dealership selling Buicks, wanted a Corvette instead, so he kept the car for about 10 years before he sold it. I have never been able to find out the original owner, but the rumor was that it had been owned by a general and titled in a womans name.At the time I restored it the first time, I had a great friend in Detroit, Lynn Yakel, who was one of the earliest members of the Gull Wing Group and had a barn full of cars and parts. His wife, Roberta, was an engineer at Ford and had her own white Gullwing. I could call Lynn and he would know every part on the car by part number, and he hardly had to look in the book!Myself, the Yakels, Mark Dutton with his Roadster, and Gordon Black with his Gullwing from Ohio, once headed for California. You know, you kind of observe the speed limit until you get to St. Louis, and then you get the urge to go a little faster. We got to a place called Tucumcari, west of Oklahoma City, where we stopped for lunch and then headed for the Gull Wing Groups convention, which was being held north of Albuquerque.We were running at about 110 mph when we got behind an ambulance and he wouldnt move over. Two semis passed by, also going about 110 mph! We thought, what the hell, well pass on the right! The ambulance driver was furious. We wound up doing about 170 miles in two hours and figured we would at least have a lot of company if we went to jail. Now that I think about it, we did 170 miles in two hours a few more times! We once ran into a state trooper who saw us coming over a hill, and then, when we saw him later at a gas station, the attendant told us, Hes unhappy because he cant catch you. They took away his big engine!They were great trips, every one of them. My wife preferred to fly, and thats okay, because when you travel like that, we would go for an hour or two without a break, running at 100 to 110 mph, it was great to be with people who all thought along the same lines, and you dont need to be with someone whos not happy with the way that youre drivingit just destroys the whole trip. Far, far better to go alone.I have driven the car at least 100,000 miles. I do most of the repair work myself, good or bad. Ive driven to California two times in the last 10 years, and both times the speedometer cable broke on the return trip. But I have tools, and I have spares, so I am not afraid to hit the road. There are likely 3,000 Gullwings and Roadsters, but I doubt if over 100 of them are still driven on a regular basis, and I am probably one of the last owners who does his own maintenance, so this is sort of the end of an era.I feel that Ive been there, done that, and at 78, the time has come to sell it. Its been enjoyable; in fact, its been amazing.Here is an opportunity to acquire an incredible 300 SL Roadster that is important not for its awards or its laurels but for the man who has owned and loved it for most of its life. Its history is engrained in every one of those 100,000 amazing miles.

    • Last update: 22 days old

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  • To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RMs Arizona event, January 15-16, 2015. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/. Estimate:$950,000 - $1,200,000 215 bhp (DIN), 240 hp (SAE), 2,996 cc SOHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, coil-spring independent front suspension and coil-spring single-point swing axle rear suspension, and servo-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.Proudly offered by its owner of 40 yearsDriven and enjoyed over 100,000 happy milesExtensively documented, with its original engineOne of a handful originally finished in StrawberryThe beloved possession of an enthusiastCertain cars and their owners do not need a writer to tell their story. They tell it themselves, better than anyone else, as they know one another better than anyone else could. It is the symbiotic relationship between man and machine, in which each is taught and learns to love the others idiosyncrasies over decades spent together on twisting roads and wide-open highways. On the lakeside roads in the industrial town of Sarnia, Ontario, a lifelong enthusiast can be found behind the wheel of his 300 SL Roadster. It is one of the few original 300 SLs to be found north of the border, and it is perhaps the last that is still regularly used and enjoyed. For nearly 40 years, through two restorations and over 100,000 miles, Bill Martin and his Roadster have always been on the road to some new adventure.In the fifties, I used to go to Elkhart Lake to the races, and of course I saw people racing Gullwings and Roadsters, but I didnt have any money in those days. I sold my business in 1975, and in 1976, I went sort-of looking for a car. I had called Gullwing Service in Boston, and they had a Roadster but said it wasnt very good. One of the classic mistakes of my life was when they said they had an aluminum Gullwing there, with the NSL engine and all that, and they wanted a grand less than $30,000. I had the money but said no. I figured that if I paid $30,000, Id have to buy my wife a new kitchen!Shortly thereafter, I went to Carlisle with a friend of mine, and this car was there. The guy wanted $11,000 and turned down my offer of $9,000. When I got home the phone was ringing, and they had accepted the offer. I went down to Baltimore, Maryland, and picked it up on the side of the road. Even though it had a blown head gasket, I drove it home to Sarnia and soon began taking it apart. It took me about 10 years to get it all back together.I researched the cars history and know it back to the time it was purchased by Rooster Bush, who was the largest Oldsmobile dealer in the United States, operating out of a town called Lenore in North Carolina. He was a great guy. He had seen the car at an auction sale for a Studebaker dealership in Charlotte and bought it out of their basement for, I think, $2,000. His daughter, who now runs the family dealership selling Buicks, wanted a Corvette instead, so he kept the car for about 10 years before he sold it. I have never been able to find out the original owner, but the rumor was that it had been owned by a general and titled in a womans name.At the time I restored it the first time, I had a great friend in Detroit, Lynn Yakel, who was one of the earliest members of the Gull Wing Group and had a barn full of cars and parts. His wife, Roberta, was an engineer at Ford and had her own white Gullwing. I could call Lynn and he would know every part on the car by part number, and he hardly had to look in the book!Myself, the Yakels, Mark Dutton with his Roadster, and Gordon Black with his Gullwing from Ohio, once headed for California. You know, you kind of observe the speed limit until you get to St. Louis, and then you get the urge to go a little faster. We got to a place called Tucumcari, west of Oklahoma City, where we stopped for lunch and then headed for the Gull Wing Groups convention, which was being held north of Albuquerque.We were running at about 110 mph when we got behind an ambulance and he wouldnt move over. Two semis passed by, also going about 110 mph! We thought, what the hell, well pass on the right! The ambulance driver was furious. We wound up doing about 170 miles in two hours and figured we would at least have a lot of company if we went to jail. Now that I think about it, we did 170 miles in two hours a few more times! We once ran into a state trooper who saw us coming over a hill, and then, when we saw him later at a gas station, the attendant told us, Hes unhappy because he cant catch you. They took away his big engine!They were great trips, every one of them. My wife preferred to fly, and thats okay, because when you travel like that, we would go for an hour or two without a break, running at 100 to 110 mph, it was great to be with people who all thought along the same lines, and you dont need to be with someone whos not happy with the way that youre drivingit just destroys the whole trip. Far, far better to go alone.I have driven the car at least 100,000 miles. I do most of the repair work myself, good or bad. Ive driven to California two times in the last 10 years, and both times the speedometer cable broke on the return trip. But I have tools, and I have spares, so I am not afraid to hit the road. There are likely 3,000 Gullwings and Roadsters, but I doubt if over 100 of them are still driven on a regular basis, and I am probably one of the last owners who does his own maintenance, so this is sort of the end of an era.I feel that Ive been there, done that, and at 78, the time has come to sell it. Its been enjoyable; in fact, its been amazing.Here is an opportunity to acquire an incredible 300 SL Roadster that is important not for its awards or its laurels but for the man who has owned and loved it for most of its life. Its history is engrained in every one of those 100,000 amazing miles.

    • Last update: 22 days old

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  • £176,595 £176,595

    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

    • Last update: 26 days old

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
    718-545-0500 
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  • --Anthracite Grey Metallic (DB172) with Cream (1060) leather, 14,000 KILOMETERS FROM NEW! (8,000 ORIGINAL MILES FROM NEW!), Fully Restored, Best of Show Winner, Original matching set of fitted luggage, Original and complete tool kit, Complete set of books with its extremely rare original owners manual in Spanish. Autosport Designs, Inc. is proud to have the exclusive to offer this stunning 300 SL Gullwing, Serial #198.040.6500128 with 14,000 Original Kilometers (8,000 Miles from new), currently collector owned and housed within an outstanding collection. History… Shipped on June 11, 1956 from Mercedes Benz factory directly to Mexico via official dealer Delta Mexico; The Mercedes Benz Registry/Factory records show only one White/Red 300 SL Gullwing (this cars original colors) being imported to Mexico; Photos taken in 1956 show world famous Mexican actor Pedro Infante at the wheel of the car in period; Optioned with Becker-Mexico radio, and standard wheels; This Gullwing had three Mexican owners (documented by Mercedes Benz) until it was purchased by another well-known Mexican collector (also documented) in 1986. At this time, the Gullwing was sent to California to be restored by Seb

    • Year: 1956

    • Last update: about 1 month old

    • Mileage: 8000 mi

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  • Autosport Designs Inc
    (631) 726-0770
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  • £15,994 £15,994

    Vehicle Specification 107,000 Miles with a Good Service History which also Includes Main Dealer and Mercedes Specialists and a recent Major Service inc both Engine and Gear Box Oil and Filters, Spark Plugs, HT Leads, Antifreeze and Brake Fluid as part of a £4000 restoration which included cosmetic items such as Various Switches and Chrome Detailing, New Mercedes Bonnet Emblem, Connolised Leather, New Royal Blue Hood and Refurbished Alloys in a Diamond Cut Finish with New Centre Caps Other Spec Inc Rear Seating, Cruise, C/Coded Hard Top, Electric Windows, Walnut Trim and CD Player. www.imperials.co.uk ------ Please call us to Confirm which of our 2 Essex Showrooms your desired vehicle is located at before travelling to see us Romford Branch 0208 599 4662 or Emerson Park Branch 01708 449726 ----- For up to 20 images of this vehicle and an Instant Finance Quote please view our Award Winning Website www.imperials.co.uk. For Out of Office Hours Enquiries please call Tony 07956 564440, Jim 07811 208138, or Kenny 07875 539530 and they will be happy to help. We are also good buyers of all prestige, Sports and 4x4 vehicles so why not give us a call for a price on yours for out of hours call

    • Year: 1986

    • Last update: about 1 month old

    • Mileage: 107000 mi

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  • £545,950 £545,950

    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 $895,000/SOLD

    • Year: 1962

    • Last update: 2 months old

    • Mileage: 77000 mi

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  • Matthew L. deGarmo Ltd
    203.852.1670 
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  • Since its completion the car has covered just 3,000 kms with a believed genuine 51,500 having now been completed, as evidenced by the vehicles speedo, from new. This iconic Gullwing is certainly one of the finest available, is UK registered and available to view immediately.

    • Last update: about 1 month old

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  • DK Engineering
    01923 287 687
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  • The car is supplied with a thick history file containing bills and receipts, and a UK V5 registration document. Often more highly regarded than Gullwing Coupe the 300 SL roadster is a true motoring Icon, styling and sophisticated and a pleasure to drive.

    • Last update: about 1 month old

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  • £667,950 £667,950

    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

    • Last update: 7 days old

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
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  • 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

    • Last update: 7 days old

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  • Gullwing Motor Cars
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