1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198) 300SLSOLD

1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing

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1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing

• Red over Tan Hides
• Fitted Luggage
• Belly Pans

Chassis # 198 040 55 00 088
Engine # A 198 040 55 00 088
Body # 198 980 55 00 106

Completed February 12, 1955
• Shipped to Raymond Way of London England on February 25, 1955 (even though it was constructed as a left hand drive model)
• 23 Years with 2 owners (Griffith and Hughes)
• In 1978 it was sold to Gerry Porter of London
• Went through a 15-year restoration in the USA (during this time the car was never driven and did not accumulate mileage)
• Next purchased by Scott Grundfor of California (had interior re-done by John Cumpton (whose work is HIGHLY regarded) of West Hills California)
• The owner before us had it in the Rodeo Drive Beverly Hills Concours d’Elegance and won BEST IN CLASS!!
• Odometer has 36,000 miles
• In 2006 Steve Marx of Costa Mesa California (who has an excellent reputation for Gullwing mechanical restorations) did the following:
- Replaced camshaft with sports camshaft
- Replaced can bearings
- Replaced rocker arms
- Pistons
- Rod and main bearings
- Oil pump
- Water side plates
- Water pump
- Timing chain
- Chain gears and guides
- Seals
- Water fuel and oil hoses
- Clutch and motor mounts
- Driveshaft U-joints were replaced
- Brakes received new wheel cylinders and brake hoses
- Car has new brake shoes

• In 2008 the noted California Marque specialist and restorer performed a complete service on the car, including:
- Lubrication
- Replacement of all fluids

• In October of 2008 the Mercedes Classic Center in Irvine California performed a thorough detailing of the car, including
- Engine compartment
- Interior finish
- Exterior finish
- Repainting of any chips
- Wet sanding to remove micro abrasions

• indiGO Classic Cars acquired this vehicle in January of 2009
• Winner Best of Class at the 32nd Annual Ault Park Concours d’Elegance on June 14, 2009

Reference Number 50684

as of 9/13/2009

Overview
Car 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198) 300SL
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Tan 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 35,685 miles 
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