1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)SOLD
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Body Type
2-door Gullwing coupe

Engine
3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder

Transmission
4-speed manual

Mileage
Inquire

Features
3.64:1 rear axle ratio
Body # 198-040-5500138
Chassis # 198-040-5500139
Engine # 198-980-5500150

Comments
We've just acquired this ultra-rare Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Revolutionary and groundbreaking in its day, this icon of automotive design continues to impress today's automotive enthusiast.

Just 1,400 examples were constructed during a four-year period beginning in 1954. Serial No. 5500139 is believed to have been restored in Germany during the late-1980s.

Upon inspection, it's readily apparent that the work was done to a ultra-comprehensive degree with massively obsessive attention to correct detail. It's fair to characterize this restoration as being done to a 'body-off' level.

This car was sold in the early-1990s to Japan by Scott Restoration, one of the top 300SL outfits during that period. In fact, a previous employee of Scott Restoration still has photographs of this very car just prior to its departure to Japan. The car looks essentially as it did 15 years ago, having only covered about 230 miles since then!

Currently in the process of just completing its mechanical freshening, this example will provide the new caretaker with countless hours of motoring enjoyment.

Reference Number 5350

as of 12/9/2006

Overview
Car 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)
VIN 5500139  
Exterior / Interior Color      Silver /      Black 
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