MercedesBenz 300 SL Coupe

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1954→1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe

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The Mercedes-Benz 300SL stands as one of memorable coupes of the fifties. The doors not only distinguished it, but are a clever solution to hide the unique space frame It’s also the most Mercedes and every seriously usually has one.

Noted Paul Russel describes the “Not only is the 300SL legendary today, it was also special when it was new. the car in the perspective of its time, in light of its in 1954. The 300SL coupe had lubrication, direct fuel a tubular spaceframe chassis, suspension, impeccable build a very comfortable interior, of course, a beautiful and dynamic which clearly has stood the of time.”

The Gullwing Coupe, known as the W194, was the first sports-car to be developed by Daimler-Benz the war. It was introduced in 1952 as a race car to compete in Mille In September 1953 the road-going of 300SL began. It was presented in of 1954 at the International Motor Show in New York, based on the of the 1952 season.

The car utilized an from the 300S saloon, that model’s transmission setups. Unlike the 300S, the was positioned at an angle to yeild a low nose. To aid with engine cooling, two large outlets added to keep the air flowing

The streamlined body concealed other novelties. For the first fuel injection was used in a car by Mercedes-Benz. An increase of of 40 HP was realized to the the carburetor racing version.

The batch of SL’s suffered their drum brakes and axle setups. Although were revised on later For some clients a lightweight was prepared with an aluminum and aluminum castings, but these seldom raced. Instead, prepared the 300 SLR, which a much lower and chassis to the W196.

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ 6500287 — sold for While in the present owner’s this 300SL has been by Paul Russell Company of Massachusetts and comes with invoices relating to work during 1999/2000 (far too to list fully here but a comprehensive brake system wheel refurbishment and new exhaust totaling some $33,000. benefits from an air conditioning discreetly concealed, allowing for more

Gallery: 2006 Monterey

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 5500503 — did not sell for According to the vendor, the award-winning was subsequently shipped to Switzerland it became part of a highly automotive collection and museum and saw any road use for 15 years. The car was finally by the owner’s family twelve ago and shipped to London, remaining in collection ever since. It has been stripped down, and brought back to concours-quality as per factory. more

1955 300SL Gullwing 5500698 sold for €389,252 The Gullwing here today is a fine of a slightly older restoration; it well with red leather with the silver paintwork and is to be running well. Described by the as good in every respect, it has its original belly pans Supplied with history its time spent in the United of America, its sale and repatriation to Europe; it also comes a UK MoT test certi. more

Coy’s 2010 Legende et Auction

1956 Mercedes-Benz Coupe — sold for The 300SL Coupé presented is confirmed by the Mercedes Classic to be a matching numbers example retains its original engine. It was from the original owner in by one Mr. Robert A. Bailey of New Jersey. In until recently, the car never the East Coast and received an two-year restoration in 1989 at cost to Mr. Bailey. Upon in 1991, the car simply remained and garaged, . more

Gallery: RM Auctions Sports Classics of

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL — sold for $495,000 The Coupé offered here is a example indeed. It was purchased new Stark Sports Cars by Mr. Orr of Akron, Ohio and remained in his until 2005, at which it was donated to Ohio’s Crawford Museum. A collection of the Western Historical Society, the Museum the history of land and air transportation, historically and technically important aircraft, motorcycles, b. more

2009 RM Auctions Sports of Monterey

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 4500032 — did not sell for The 300 SL offered here was delivered new to Switzerland, finished in red over as only the 32nd of its type in the first year of production. The engine was rebuilt by the factory in the and updated with a newer oil The car was later acquired by Mr. Steve of Riverwoods, Illinois, who owned the car 1987 to 1988. During his he had the car stripped to bare metal and to its . more

Gallery: 2010 Vintage of Meadow Book by RM Auctions

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 5500695 did not sell for $517,000 When Gullwing left Stuttgart, in 1955, it was finished in the very DB 274 light green metallic and with a red leather interior, a combination that today is prized among 300 SL enthusiasts. about 20 Gullwings are listed as been ordered in this less than 2% of the total of 1,400. As a lifelong Southern car, this Gullwing has from the effects of the area.

Gallery: 2010 Gooding Pebble Beach Auction

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 5500533 sold for $715,000 The coupe its original engine which was during the body-on restoration, as the balance of the major systems. The car received a comprehensive mechanical and was adjusted, updated and renewed as – a service totaling nearly A recent test drive the car to be tight and responsive, with the and solid road manners one expect from a well-restored 300 SL. A o. more

Gallery: 2010 Company Pebble Beach

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL — sold for $550,000 handsome 300SL, sporting red with tan leather interior, has regularly used in driving and is fully sorted mechanically. The reads just 77,000 which are believed to be original. original fitted luggage is included, and the color matches the perfectly, further providing that the interior (which has a patina) is most likely Inside, you’ll find a Le Mans . more

Gallery: RM 2010 Sports Classics of

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL — sold for €480,102 handsome 1955 300SL was finished in Silver Gray with a red leather interior, the way it is presented today. It has been prepared for vintage rallies and in has been raced multiple in the Mille Miglia. Devoid of and rear bumpers (which are with the car) and fitted very expensive Rudge it has a very sporting appearance of the Gullwings raced in all th. more

2010 Automobiles of London by RM

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 1980405500601 — sold for The car has benefited from a comprehensive, restoration conducted to the highest Since its acquisition by its current it has remained in climate-controlled storage, maintained and cared for, rarely, if ever, seeing use. The graphite grey and brightwork appear to be outstanding and of professional workmanship. The interior is pristine and as-new, upholstered in red .

Gallery: 2011 Automobiles of by RM Auctions

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 6500037 — sold for Throughout four and a half in illustrator and car enthusiast Syd Mead’s various cosmetic and mechanical were addressed; however, the Mercedes- Benz never a complete, ground-up restoration. today, it is best described as a maintained example that has extremely well-kept and refurbished to a high standard. It has always treated with appreciation, with vigor. more

2011 Scottsdale Auction by Company

1956 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing — sold for The 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL pictured here in black is an matching numbers example four owners from Originally delivered to Dr. Denton S. Coe of New he enjoyed this thoroughbred 1970, when it was sold to Church, of Norwalk, Connecticut. In Church sold the car to restaurateur and singer Neil Zarerelli, of Carolina, who retained ownership of the car for the 35 years. Driven . more

2008 Meadow Brook

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing — sold for $484,000 the Estate of Ron VanKregten. Originally to the US. Desirable Factory Color of Silver over Blue Documented Matching-Numbers Example. of the VanKregten Collection for Over 40 Fresh from Decades in A Superb Candidate for a High-Point

Gallery: 2011 Amelia Auction by Gooding Company

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe 5500088 sold for $627,000 In 2008, restorer and marque specialist Hjeltness of Escondido, California a complete service on the car, lubrication and replacing all fluids. in October 2008, the Mercedes Center in Irvine, California a thorough detailing of the car, the engine compartment, interior and finish. This work repainting chips in the paint by normal driving and wet-sandin.

Gallery: 2011 Amelia Auction by RM Auctions

1955 300SL Coupe — for $676,500 Finished in Medium it was delivered new with the extremely Rudge wheels, as confirmed by its in the Register of “Special Order.” owners in the same Register are Flynn, Charles Kriesler York), Trent Lowney Francisco, California), Chris (Palm Springs, California) and Rogerson (Encino, California). to Borden, the original engine was by a factory spare unit. In . more

Gallery: 2011 St. John’s by RM

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL — sold for $836,000 Gullwing Coupe sold new in one owner until 2006. restoration by RM Auto Restoration. with red leather interior. the Mercedes-Benz remains outstanding, maintained and fastidiously cared for about 56,145 miles

Gallery: 2011 Monterey by RM

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL — sold for $803,000 two California-based owners from one of only 1,400 built. original Rudge wheels, pans, fitted luggage, camshaft and more. Comprehensively and recently detailed by Kevin Kay An iconic design statement performance that remains today.

Gallery: 2011 Auction by RM

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL — sold for $585,000 he highly original Cream on 1961 roadster offered chassis number 10.002719, was new by an American who took delivery of the car at the in Stuttgart, Germany. Not long the owner returned the car to the factory to its original cast iron block replaced with the lightweight alloy unit by Mercedes Benz in March Disc brakes were added at that time. showing j. more

Gallery: Monterey Daytime Auction by

1954 Mercedes-Benzs 300 SL Gullwing — sold for $2,200,000 Original Miles. This example is one of only 146 that built in 1954. This car was purchased by the late Willet H. Motors Collection, at Hollywood With only 4,149 miles this Gullwing is one of the mileage Gullwing’s in existence. It with original tools, service book and registration from 1962-1965. Having repainted once, in its original eve. more

Gallery: Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 198.040.6500044 sold for $715,000 Factory-Delivered Rudge Wheels. Matching-Numbers One Owner for the Past 43 Years. with Belly Pans, and Tools. Verified by Mercedes-Benz Build Sheets. A Well-Kept of the Classic Gullwing.

Gallery: The Island Auction 2012 by Company

1955 MERCEDES 300 SL GULLWING 198.040.5500049 — for €557,524 This splendid 300 SL was delivered new on 31 January 1955 to San in a white-grey Weissgrau, reference DB with blue fabric According to the expert’s report in the file, the car has known several James S. Long, from Beach, in California, then Jan Matthias, from Marina del also under the Californian It was then exported to England, and in became the property of. more

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Gallery: 2012 Sport GTs au Classic by Artcurial

1955 300 SL Gullwing 198.040.5500663 — for $638,000 Matching-Numbers Example. Color Combination. Professional, 1990s Restoration. Regularly Presented with Manuals and Tools.

Gallery: 2012 Beach Auctions by Gooding

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing — sold for $1,127,500 Restoration by Jerry Hjeltness. Correct Color Combination. Maintained both Cosmetically and Presented with Fitted Manuals, Tool Kit and Bellypans. An Gullwing Inside and Out.

2012 Pebble Beach by Gooding Company

1955 300SL ‘Gullwing’ Coupe — sold for $1,171,500 concours restoration by Gullwing Rudi Koniczek. Four from new. Outstanding combination. Mercedes’ most postwar sports car.

Monterey 2012 by RM Auctions

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing — sold for $847,000 A example with a “curved grille. Includes fitted and a factory belly pan. in red with a black leather Iconic, matching-numbers Gullwing.

2013 Arizona Auction by RM

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing — did not sell for $910,000 Warmolts Gullwing,” with family ownership since Fully restored by marque Don Witherspoon. Equipped with modern comfort upgrades.

2013 Amelia Island by Rm

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing — sold for $1,705,000 Rudge Wheel Gullwing. One California Owner from to 2010. Participant in Countless Wing Group Events. Maintained by Jerry Hjeltness and Russell and Company. Matching-Numbers Engine, and Body. Presented in Color Combination. Equipped Nardi Steering Wheel and Luggage. Complete with Pans, Books, Tool and Extensive Records.

Gallery: Company’s 10th Anniversary Pebble Beach Auction


Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing — sold for $1,485,000 originality, including paint and Retrofitted with “sport” and desirable Rudge wheels. books, manuals, and promotional includes fitted luggage. ownership from 1957 to Potential Preservation class

Gallery: 2013 Monterey by RM Auctions

1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing 198.040.5500693 — for $1,265,000 From a private California collection. Three enthusiast owners from Under 18,000 actual Painted by Junior’s House of Perfectly detailed, correct, and

Gallery: 2013 Monterey by RM Auctions

1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing Coupe 198.040.5500183 sold for $1,100,000 One of 12 Gullwings in Strawberry Red Metallic. Matching example. Expertly restored by Koniczek. Originally delivered to royalty. Multiple-time California finisher.

Gallery: 2013 Lodge Auction by Bonhams

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 198.040.5500695 sold for $1,265,000 1955 300 SL Gullwing 198.040.5500695. Special-ordered by Mr. the car is one of 19 ordered in this striking Light Green Metallic, and it was one of still fewer with red leather upholstery. In more care, it was professionally refinished in the Light Green Metallic, and new red upholstery, in the original pattern and as in 1955, was installed. Comforts and within i. more

Gallery: Art of the Automobile

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 198.040.6500299 — sold for A Magnificent Unrestored Gullwing. Factory Color Combination. to Los Angeles and Last Road in 1983. Single-Family Ownership for 50 Years. Genuine Example Original Engine, Chassis, and Marvelous Character and Patina. Restored, Shown, or Offered for Sale.

Gallery: The Scottsdale by Gooding Company

1956 300 SL Gullwing 198.040.6500214 — for $1,402,500 Single Family from 1957 to 2006. Restored to Concours Condition. Color Combination. Comprehensively History. Accompanied by Fitted and Belly Pans. An Exquisitely Gullwing to Show or Drive.

The Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.6500052 sold for $1,292,500 The 1956 International Automobile Salon Equipped from new with wheels. A beautiful, recent Originally displayed in Silver Metallic (180), with a red leather interior (1079) and the most desirable factory Rudge wheels.

Gallery: Arizona by RM Auctions

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