1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)SOLD

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing & 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster ***THE PERFECT COMBO***

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CHASSIS NO. 1980406500265 ENGINE NO. 6500277

The fine example offered here is a rare piece that was supplied new to Sr. Agustin Legorreta of Mexico on November 27, 1956. Being one of very few cars that were delivered new to Mexico and remained with the Legoreta family until 2004!!!

Originally this Gullwing came in Rojo Tapiza (DB 516) with natural beige leather interior. Other originally ordered features include twin fog lights, locking doors, and glove box, heater and ventilation. At some point in the cars history the original motor was replaced with a 300SL roadster engine. As we understand this work was done at the factory/dealer.

At some point in the last 10 to 15 years, the car was repainted to its current burgundy livery and the seat trim was slightly upgraded to later specifications. Importantly the chassis and motor numbers match, the engine still has its original belly pans and recently the car has benefitted from new brake hoses and cylinders. The panelwork is straight and the shut lines are all even. Under the bottom edge of the passenger door are the original Mexican brass registration plates denoting all the correct numbers for the car.

Today the car still has its fire extinguisher and custom made window panels which were made up for Legoreta and used when the car ran in the Pan Americana. Having been in the care of very few owners since new its condition shows the care that each one of them took for this timeless classic.

***BELLY PANS*** ***BECKER MEXICO RADIO*** ***KNOCK OFF WHEELS*** ***SINGLE FAMILY OWNERSHIP FOR 38 YEARS***
BEING SOLD AS A COMBO WITH A BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1969 MERCEDES-BENZ 280SL ROADSTER!!!
THE 280 SL ROADSTER INCLUDES: BEAUTIFUL RESTORATION, FACTORY A/C, FACTORY HARDTOP, BOOKS, TOOLS, AND SPARE TIRE. EXCELLENT FOR ANY SHOWS OR PLEASURE DRIVING!!!
CONTACT: JOSE ROMERO FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 281 497 1000 jose@driversource.com

Reference Number 36154

as of 12/24/2008

Overview
Car 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)
VIN 1980406500265 
Exterior / Interior Color      Beige Burgandy /      Tan  
Mileage 60.735 km 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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