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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing


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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Chassis no. 198.040.5500165 Engine no. M198.980.5500175 Body no. A198.040.5500164 215 hp, 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. Numbers-Matching example in desirable original colour combination DB 180 Silver Metallic over Red Leather, Delivered with Rudge wheels Previous owner had for 53 years, exceptionally well cared for, never restored. Believed to be just two owners from new, 88,018 miles on odometer. Mercedes-Benzs 300SL claimed 2nd in the Mille Miglia; 1-2-3 in the Berne, Switzerland, Sports Car Race; 1st and 2nd at Le Mans; 1-2-3-4 at the Nrburgring; and 1st and 2nd at La Carrera Panamericana. The Mexican Road Race had been an afterthought, with 300SL production slated to end beforehand, the racing car having accomplished what the factory set out to do. The companys U.S. distributor, Max Hoffman, spoke from his glassy Park Avenue showroom: there was a market in America for a fast, sexy Mercedes-Benz coupe, and a production version of t


1955 mercedes benz 300 sl gullwing silver 4-speed alloy-wheels manual metallic red-leather restored german petrol leather red-interior

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  • Ad ID
  • Ad type
    For sale
  • Category
    Mercedes-Benz > 300SL
  • Year
  • Mileage
    88018 mi



24-30 46th Street
Astoria, 11103, New York
United States

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