1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL RoadsterSOLD

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Chassis No.
198.042-8500286

Estimate:
$800,000 - $1,000,000 US

225 bhp (DIN), 240 bhp (SAE), 2,996 cc overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine, Bosch mechanical fuel-injection, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms and coil springs, independent rear suspension with coil springs and swing axles, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.


Well-restored in desirable colors
Rudge wheels, fitted luggage, and factory hardtop
European headlights

The original Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe made its exit in 1957, succeeded by an open Roadster model that debuted at that year's Geneva Salon. Converting the famed racing-bred coupe to an open convertible meant dispensing with the famed upward-opening door and redesigning the chassis, which was strengthened significantly to compensate for the loss of the roof structure. Headlamps were changed, the grille was smaller, and a chrome molding was added below the doors. A new camshaft and higher compression boosted the famed, racing-derived, twin-cam six-cylinder engine's output to 225 brake horsepower, and its revised rear suspension now boasted a compensating spring, which was added to reduce the over-steering tendencies of the Gullwing's single-jointed swing-axle arrangement..

Reference Number 209939

as of 3/21/2013

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Car 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
VIN 198.042-8500286 
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