Mercedes-Benz showed how it stood for 60 years in the garage 300SL GullwingMarch 12, 2019
The California center of classic models of Mercedes-Benz fully assembled and put on public display the 43rd copy of the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. The car has fully preserved the original body, exterior decor, interior and even tires.
“Gullwing” for more than 60 years has stood in the garage. In the 1950s, they were going to restore it: they removed the original paint, applied a layer of soil, but did not repaint it. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz bought the car from the owner for a little less than one million dollars.
All parts, including body panels, glass, interior, rubber seals, gearbox and even Englebert Competition tires, remained original. The car even has a gear lever in the form of a goose neck, which was equipped with the first 50 cars of the series. Mileage Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is about 57 thousand kilometers.
Sportcar in a few weeks going to put up for auction in Essen, Germany. The coupe will be sold to those who have not been restored, but if the new owner wants it, he will have to pay about 800 thousand dollars to restore the car.
Last spring, Mercedes-Benz resumed production of body panels for the 300 SL Gullwing, as well as the original upholstery made from high-quality wool yarn and a checkered pattern.
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