1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)SOLD

1957 Merscedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing ***Matching Numbers***

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The Gullwing offered here is a four owner matching numbers car with fresh paint in its original color of black (completed in 2005). The car was delivered new to Dr. Denton S. Coe of New York and owned by him until 1970. It was then sold to Mr. John Church of Norwalk, Connecticut, who sold it to restaurant owner and opera singer Neil Zarerelli of North Carolina in 1971. Under this ownership of 35 years the car was kept garaged and in 2001 it was entrusted to Automotive International of Charlotte, North Carolina for necessary restoration work. In 2005 after years of work on the engine and other components the decision was made to re-paint the car in its original color, this sympathetic restoration totaled in excess of $75,000. Under the fourth ownership a major service was conducted by renowned 300SL specialist Hjeltness Restoration Inc.

Currently in the DriverSource collection in Houston, Texas the car remains in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition and has only 62,000 original miles.

In 2008 DriverSource of Houston TX performed a major service which included renewing the suspension to original spec, removing old paint and repainting the underside of the chassis, installing new carpets, renewing original steering wheel, and repairing the fuel injection system. For the last year the car has been stored in The Vault at DriverSource of Houston, a climate controlled facility that includes regular maintenance and exercise of the car.



 2,966 CC Six-Cylinder SOHC Fuel-Injected Engine
 215 BHP at 6,200 RPM
 4-speed Manual Transmission
 Independent front and rear suspension
 Servo Assisted Finned Drum Brakes
 Numbers Matching
 62,000 original miles
 Includes Belly Pans
 Recent service by Hjeltness Restoration
 Service in 2008 by DriverSource of Houston.

Reference Number 14436

as of 10/19/2007

Overview
Car 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)
VIN 1980406500233 
Exterior / Interior Color      Black /      Beige 
Condition Very Good 
Mileage 63,000 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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Known History

Four owners from new. The car was delivered new to Dr. Denton S. Coe in New York City. He owned the car for 14 years before selling it in 1970 to John Church of Connecticut. A year later the car was sold to opera singer and restaurant owner Neil Zarrelli of North Carolina. After a 35 year ownership Zarrelli sold the car in 2006 to its previous owner. The car now resides at DriverSource in Houston were it has been maintained and stored in a climate controlled facility.