1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SLSOLD

Roadster Convertible

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This 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Convertible . It is equipped with a 4 Speed Manual transmission. The vehicle is Red with a Black interior. It is offered As-Is, not covered by a warranty. - 1961 Mercedes 300SL Roadster Red with Black leather interior. Very rare disc brakes. Comes with factory hardtop. Same owner since 1967. Delivered in September 1961. For only $850,000. Registration Number: German Registered Chassis Number: 190842-10-002897 In 1952, the original W194 300SL race car managed second and fourth places at its first outing, the Mille Miglia and scored overall wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in the sportscar race of the Eifelrennen... The 3.0 litre straight six engine used dry sump lubrication and unlike the carburetted race car, Bosch mechanical direct fuel injection, the latter a world first for a production car. It was one of the most potent engines of its day, providing a top speed between 130 and 165mph depending on gearing. The styling hardly needs comment, with the exterior design causing as much of a sensation today as it did when new. Simultaneously stylish, refined and purposeful, the low sleek lines are complemented by distinguishing features such as the big tri-star grille emblem, wheel arch 'eyebrows' and 'egg crate' front wing louvres, while the stylish and comfortable interior with body coloured dash and Ivory steering wheel, are the antithesis to modern dour Mercedes interiors. This premier 300 SL represents one of the last evolutions of productions run and was delivered new in September 1961 in the original colour DB534 Feuerweh-Rot with 953 black leather. The car is a rare example of the legendary disc brake models as introduced in May 1961 and the car was also supplied new with an extremely rare factory hard top. The car remained with its first owner until 1967, when it past to its second and current owner, a well established German family from Hanover. The car has remained in this ownership over the last five decades, which itself is an amazing achievement and this rare disc brake roadster is being offered publicly for the first time since the now distant 1960s. Still finished in the original delivery colours of fire-engine red and black leather interior, the car is described by the well established owner as being excellent in all respects, including engine, body, chassis, interior, transmission and paint. Most recently the owner has spent 60,000 Euros, a significant figure, to have the engine comprehensively restored and the car is complete with German road registration and TUV certificate valid until august 2014 - AM-FM - Contact Internet Sales at 718-545-0500 or gullwingny@aol.com for more information. - -
Color: Red
Interior: Black
Body Type: Convertible
Options: AM/FM

Reference Number 205024

as of 12/8/2012

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Car 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
VIN 18238 
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Preowned