1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL RoadsterSOLD

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Chassis No.
198.042.7500303

Estimate:
$700,000 - $900,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

215 bhp (DIN), 240 bhp (SAE), 2,996 cc OHC inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed all-synchromesh manual gearbox, independent front suspension with twin wishbones, coil springs and anti-roll bar, single-pivot swing axle rear suspension with compensating spring and coil springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, and hydraulic, servo-assisted brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.


Outstanding colors
Spectacular performance, even by today's standards
Excellent long-distance touring GT

The spectacular Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was in production for just three years, during which time only 1,400 cars, not including racers and prototypes, were built largely by hand in Stuttgart's finest tradition. Yet despite the low production volume, Daimler-Benz remained sufficiently convinced of the value of an expensive, image-leading sports car as part of its model lineup to develop an improved open version, resolving the well-documented ventilation issue associated with the Gullwing. .

Reference Number 213235

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
VIN 198.042.7500303 
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