1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL RoadsterSOLD

1961 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.
198.042.10.002839

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

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

215 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 hydraulic front disc, rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5 in.


A highly desirable disc brake example
Upgraded with European bubble headlamps
Removable hardtop

With the original Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe exiting stage left in 1957, its successor, the 300SL Roadster, debuted at that year's Geneva Salon. The conversion of the 300SL to an open car 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. The famed racing-derived twin-cam six-cylinder engine produced some 215 brake horsepower, and the revised rear suspension now boasted a compensating spring, added to reduce the oversteering tendencies of the Gullwing's single-jointed swing-axle arrangement..

Reference Number 213236

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
VIN 198.042.10.002839 
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