Unique 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL to be auctioned

Announced in 2021, Current generation Mercedes-Benz SL Its roots go back to the coupes that grew up in the incredibly popular race. The 300SL stunned the world with its gullwing doors when it landed in his 1954. auction block.

One of the highlights of Mecum’s Glendale 2023 sale is the 1955 300SL Chassis number 5500263 is assigned. From 1954 to 1957 he was one of about 1,400 built, reportedly the only example with a Mittelgrun (medium green) finish and a gray leather interior. Mecum says that this SL First delivered in New York. Although his first few decades on the road remain a mystery, the coupe moved to Indianapolis in January 1973. He Motors He joined the Speedway Foundation’s collection and remained there for a long time.

This one-of-a-kind SL is said to have been completely restored in the late 2000s.The racetrack museum handled most of the work, but some of the fit and finish is based in California Mercedes-Benz Specialist Scott Grundfor Company. The list of work performed includes cylinder honing, fuel injection pump rebuild and interior reupholstery. New window seals were installed, the bright exterior trim was polished, and the suspension system was overhauled. Overall, this SL looks as good as his 1955 version (if not better).But not entirely original – interior colour It was changed from gray to beige during restoration.

One interesting point is that early SL wasn’t always valuable or popular. There was a time when they were just considered cool old cars, and some were modified, banged into the ground, or both. Mecum claims it still has the original number-matching 3.0-liter straight six, which sends 225 horsepower to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission.

Once the restoration work was completed, the SL was returned to Indianapolis, where it was occasionally exhibited at the Truck Museum from 2015-2020. I am currently looking for a new home and it is being sold with a number of paperwork (including a copy of the factory build sheet). , photos taken during the restoration process, and a small number of spare parts. To add a touch of green to your collection you need to fork a ton of green.Mecum says this 1955 his 300SL sells for between his $1,850,000 to his $2,000,000 I expect.

If that’s too much, or if classic Mercedes-Benz models aren’t your (green) cup of tea, the auction catalog has something for all enthusiasts. 1990 Ferrari F40 Only 3,413 miles. It could sell for $3.5 million.how is it 1956 Ford FlatbedOffered without reservations and saving on shipping by putting another Classic in the back before you head home.The American roadster is well represented.? 1953 Chevrolet Corvette (it’s the first year of production) 2004 Cadillac XLRand a surprising number of modern vehicles 2022 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1Personally, I would take 1967 Alfa Romeo Duet.

Mecum’s Glendale 2023 sale will take place March 28th through April 1st in Glendale, Arizona.

https://www.autoblog.com/2023/03/22/1955-mercedes-300sl-gullwing-one-of-a-kind-green-mecum-glendale-auction/ Unique 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL to be auctioned

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