Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster at Gooding's Geared Online Auction

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster at Gooding's Geared Online Auction

Estimate $1,100,000 - $1,300,000
Engine 198.980.10.002959
Car Highlights

Highly Desirable Disc-Brake, Iron-Block Roadster; One of Approximately 270 Built
Formerly Part of Dr. Philip Lutfy’s Esteemed Mercedes-Benz Collection
High-Quality Restoration of a Low-Mileage Southern California Car
Beautifully Presented in Anthracite Grey Metallic (DB 172) over Red Leather
Retains Matching-Numbers Chassis, Body, and Engine per Factory Records
Accompanied by Hardtop, Books, Tools, Fitted Luggage, and Records

An evolution of the groundbreaking and highly successful W194 300 SL race car, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is regarded as one of the most beautiful and well-rounded sports cars ever produced. The model was steadily improved during its production run, which began in 1957 and came to a close early in 1963. One of the most significant updates introduced during production was the adoption of four-wheel disc brakes in 1961. Approximately 270 disc-brake 300 SL Roadsters were built before the introduction of the alloy-block version of the fuel-injected inline six-cylinder engine. To many Mercedes-Benz aficionados, these Roadsters represent the ideal specification, combining the improved stopping power of the disc brakes with the more robust and reliable iron-block engine.


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