1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLSOLD

Hardtop Roadster Convertible

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1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster This beautiful 300SL was originally special-ordered for a buyer in Miami, Florida. It was delivered with both hard and soft tops and a Becker Mexico AM-FM radio. Eventually it was sold to its second long-term owner, a gentleman in Redmond, Virginia. He only parted with the car when he became too old to drive. At the time it had just 85K miles on the clock. Only 500 break-in miles have been added since its thorough and proper restoration. When stripped to bare metal the car showed no sign of any panelwork at any time. It was prepped, painted, and all the trim re-plated and-or polished. All the rubber seals were replaced, and new, factory-correct glass installed. Inside, literally everything is new. The seats, panels, headliner, carpet and bindings are all proper and correct. All the brightwork has been re-chromed, polished or replaced, and all the gauges were restored to as-new condition. Comes with Rudge wheels and Rudge spare tire. Mechanically, the car has been restored from bumper to bumper. The engine features the cast iron block which was completely dismantled and rebuilt to factory specification. Balanced and blueprinted, new components include pistons, valves, guides, rockers. The fuel injection was rebuilt, and a new timing chain was installed, along with oil pump, lines and filters. The radiator was refitted with a correct factory replacement as were all the hoses and clamps. The gearbox was rebuilt, as was the suspension. Even the windshield wiper motors were thoroughly reconditioned. The car is fitted with the later, larger 290mm power-assisted drum brakes, which also have been completely rebuilt. Every nut, bolt and washer on this 300SL has received a proper cadmium, nickel or chrome re-plating. This is truly a stunning car. It's being offered with both the factory hardtop and soft top, along with its Mercedes-Benz tool set and all its books. Virtually as new and sorted mechanically, it's an ideal automobile for the kind of collector that enjoys driving and touring. -
Color: Black
Interior: Green Full Leather
Body Type: Convertible
Engine: 3.0 Litre SOHC 6 Cylinder MFI
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Options: Full Leather Interior Surface

Reference Number 96994

as of 8/22/2010

Overview
Car 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
VIN 19804210002580 
Mileage 85,206 miles 
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Known History

Preowned