MB 300 SL Gullwing
|Model||300 SL Gullwing|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Exterior||Metallic Silver DB 180|
|Interior||Leather red DB L1|
|Engine||6-Cylinder in line|
|Extras||Luggage set, Becker radio|
...or what was it actually like in those days?
The mid-fifties saw the start of Germany‘s economic miracle. People could afford to purchase again and economic growth ensued. In parallel, requests for Mercedes sports cars came from the important U.S. market via the importer Max Hoffman, further increasing demand. As a result, Mercedes-Benz decided to develop and produce new sports car models. lt was the birth of the 300 SL series, introduced in 1954 in New York, based on Le Mans racing cars. The model‘s abbreviation, SL, stands for Sport Light due to the car‘s tubular frame and lightweight steel/alloy construction. Only 1,400 examples of the legendary Gullwing were made.
...or how it has fared over the years?
The history of the car is precisely known. First delivery of the 300 SL was to Mercedes-Benz distribution New York/USA in August 1955, which is confirmed by the Mercedes-Benz data card. The first registration was in the U.S., before the car returned to its native Germany in 1998. In the early 2000s, the 300 SL was subject to a comprehensive restoration performed by a specialist company in Germany.
...or how it really is. Original, given a facelift or fully restored?
After its return to Europe, the car has comprehensively been restored and refined. A photographic documentation is available. Accordingly, in first-class technical and visual condition. This 300 SL is a matching-numbers car.
...or what is it like to drive?
Wherever it goes, whether driving or stationary, the car draws attention. Derived from the famous racing cars that won the 1952 Le Mans race, the Gullwing was the first supercar of the post-war era and it still exudes quality today. lt remains a feast for the senses and an outstanding example of advanced technology on the road. lt will forever belang to the most exquisite dass of dream cars. This background guarantees a stable, safe investment! In its present condition, it is also a desirable, eye-catching companion to perform at competitive rallies and events.
Price upon request.