63-year-old Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing wants to sell for a million dollarsMay 25, 2019
For his long car life, this Mercedes managed to “run” only 52 thousand kilometers. Values are added to this lot by the fact that only 308 such sports cars were produced in due time.
The online auction “Bring a Trailer” put up for sale a unique Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 1956 model year. The current owner of this spectacular (despite such a respectable age) sport car plans to bail out a million dollars for it. However, it is possible that before the closing of the auction the cost of the lot may increase. For sale Mercedes painted in a stylish by today’s standards, shade “graphite gray”, and its interior is made in light gray tones. A total of 308 such sports cars rolled off the assembly line of the German mark.
Their feature, in addition to the limited edition, was the unusual architecture of the doors, called the “Gullwing”.
It is reported that many of the details of this car have been restored, and the condition of the car is characterized as “good.” The run of such a Mercedes is quite “cheap” – only 52,000 kilometers. In the movement of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL leads “native” three-liter inline “six” with a return of 215 hp A pair of her is a four-speed manual. Before the start of the auction, the engine went over, “refreshing” the cabin and updating the brake system. Restoration of the sports car started in the 2016th. At the end of 2018, all work was completed.
With the help of archival records was able to trace the history of this German sports car. Its first owner was a resident of Pennsylvania, George Sterner. In 1978, a surgeon from Pittsburgh took his place. After his death, the family of Dr. Falk sold the car “Bring a Trailer”.
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