1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)SOLD
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Chassis Number: 198040-10-5500589
Engine Number: 1989805500605
Body Number: 5500569

In the early 1970's the car was still in original condition and had a couple of different owners until 1989 when the car was sold to Roy Warshawsky (JC Whitney) of Illinois.
He used the car for nearly ten years.
He then commissioned Fran Roxas to do a partial restoration from 1989 to 1991.

The engine and paint work was done to bring the car back up top condition and in 1998 the car was sold to Michael Shaw, also of Illinois, he drove it for a year then decided to have it restored completely.

McCabe restoration of Mundelein, Illinois did the work and when the car was finished it was entered in a Concours. The Como Inn of Lemont, Illinois held a show and the Gullwing took 3rd place out of ten 300SL's entered.

Bill Jacobs of Illinois bought the car in the late 1999's and used it very little, then sold it to Blackhawk in 2006.

Reference Number 945

as of 6/13/2006

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Car 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupé (W198)
VIN 198040-10-5500589 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Black 
Options Interior: Leather interior 
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