Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing & Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster at Gooding's Pebble Beach Auction

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing & Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster at Gooding's Pebble Beach Auction

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Single-Family Ownership from New with One-Off Color Combination
Outstanding Original Condition with Just Over 16,000 Miles
Chassis: 198.040.5500080
Engine: 198.980.5500082

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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Single-Family Ownership Since 1957
Exceedingly Original Example
Less than 38,000 Miles from New
Chassis: 198.042.7500180

The story begins with a car-loving publishing executive living in the Midwest in the mid-1950s. When he ordered a 1955 Gullwing through Max Hoffman’s New York dealership, he eschewed convention and adamantly specified that his new sports car be outfitted in British Racing Green (DB 221) over tan leather. A rarely seen color combination among the total of 1,400 Gullwings built. Even more surprising, this Gullwing has accrued just over 16,000 miles from new and remains in original, unrestored condition.

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