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Immaculate And Awesome 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Auction

This was, arguably, the first supercar the world has ever seen. With a top speed of 160 mph in 1954 and Gullwing doors which made it famous, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing certainly has a priceless collectible value. Despite Mercedes-Benz producing more than 3,200 units, the Gullwing 300 SL comes up high on the wishlist of any proper car enthusiast. And now, one immaculate example heads to RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale.

Could it become the most expensive 300 SL

This is quite a special unit. It was part of the first production run in which Mercedes produced 167 units. Owned by Gullwing Group president, this 300SL owns all the paperwork including restoration invoices, photos, and correspondence. Obviously, it received a major restoration job. Back in 2007, its full chassis was restored, with the three liter six cylinder engine getting a rebuild in 2009. Unveiled in exemplary condition, the Gullwing will probably reach a price of cool $1.4 million thus becoming one of the most expensive units ever sold.

Characterized by dark blue finish and fantastic Rudge wheels, the car comes with a Becker Radio, luggage set and caramel interior. As for the luggage set, the buyer will get it with the car. In fact, it is a unique luxurious item built by Taris Charysyn and Co. The luxury inside also includes a wooden steering wheel and all the leather paradise Mercedes-Benz could imagine back then.

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island sale in Florida starts on March 10, 2017. This Mercedes starts without a reserve price, but expect it to fetch more than a mill easily.

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Safet Satara
About Safet Satara

I do not have spare time. All there is is car time. 12 years and counting. I am a Central European gearhead, but you are probably thinking - aaa a disposable Borg drone! Well, actually, I like to dress up like James Bond too. The only thing I need to be him is an Aston Martin (and I love DBS more than DB5 because, reasons). That's something I guess.