Very Rare Find Uncovered: Mercedes 300SL Gullwing & Roadster

June 14, 2017
Posted by: Marketing Team

Very Rare Find Uncovered: Mercedes 300SL Gullwing & Roadster

A Rare Pair.

Get transported back in time with a pair of sensational 300 SLs – a Gullwing and a Roadster – as the owner recalls his family’s connection with this fabulous twosome. After sitting unrestored and intact inside a garage for more than 50 years, these two gloriously original, single-family ownership vehicles will come out of hiding and onto the auction stage at Pebble Beach in August 2017.

Talk about a family with good tastes: this pair of Mercedes 300SLs, one a Gullwing coupe and the other a Roadster, have been in the same family ownership for 60 years after originally being purchased by a father and son. That must have been quite a pay day at the office when dad and his junior decided to purchase this impressive pair.

Said to have been lovingly maintained for all those years by the same original-owner family, the Gullwing wears a striking shade of British Racing Green over tan leather and has only covered 16,000 miles from new. Can you say multi-million dollar sale? This 300SL was purchased through the legendary Max Hoffman dealership in New York and remains unaltered from stock condition.

The corresponding 300SL roadster wears just slightly more miles under its tires, clocking in at a mere 38,000 miles. The best part? It retains its complete Karl Baisch luggage, which will certainly add to the final sale price. Like the Gullwing, it remains almost completely original. Both of these garage finds will be auctioned by Gooding & Company in August, so bring your checkbook (and first born…and inheritance…and, well, your entire portfolio) if you’re anxious to bid.

  • The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing out in the light of day wearing its original British Racing Green paintwork and tan leather interior. 

The 1955 Gullwing, one of 1,400 constructed was purchased new by a publishing executive from the Midwest in 1955. He specially ordered the car through Max Hoffman’s famous New York City dealership, in a very attractive color combination of British Racing Green with a saddle-colored leather interior. The Gullwing has only covered 16,000 miles in the last 62-years and has been carefully maintained in good original untouched condition.

  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster in silver-blue over gray remains in a totally original condition.

The 1957 300 SL Roadster was first offered by Mercedes-Benz in 1957, and the car enthusiast purchased this first-year Silver-Blue Metallic example with a gray leather interior and a parchment colored soft top – its original matching Karl Baisch luggage set as survived and accompanies the Roadster. The sleek-looking thoroughbred has only covered 38,000 miles in the last 62-years and has survived in untouched since new condition.

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