Mercedes-Benz presented the 300 SL Gullwing in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York, USA. The presentation of this car triggered veritable storms of enthusiasm among visitors and the international press. It was the birth of a car icon.
In the spring of 1957, the 300 SL Roadster replaced the legendary "Gullwing" and now made open-top driving pleasure possible in the high-performance sports car class. The new rear axle design of the 300 SL Roadster is far superior to its predecessor and brings significantly better driving characteristics.
Sale price: 835.000 Eur
The vehicle shown here was delivered to Zurich in Switzerland on 20 August 1957 in white with a black interior. The vehicle remained in Europe throughout the years. In 1987 the 300 SL was imported to France and was to remain in a large collection for over 33 years. During this time, the car was painted red. The original black leather is still well preserved.
In the case of the Mercedes-Benz presented here, all important unit numbers match the delivery, only the steering gear has been replaced over the years. Even the four Kronprinz rims are stamped with the matching production date "July 1957".
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