300SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Offered by Mecum | Kissimmee, Florida | January 14, 2023

Photo – Mecum

Kind of amazing we’ve never featured a “run-of-the-mill” 300SL Gullwing before. We’ve featured an alloy-bodied car, a race car, a roadster, and a 300 SLR race car. But here we have the classic road car. The W198 300SL. With gullwing doors.

Just 1,400 coupes were produced between 1954 and 1957, and they were powered by a 2,996cc M198 inline-six that featured Bosch mechanical direct fuel injection and was canted at an angle in the engine bay to keep it low. Output was rated at 240 horsepower. Top speed was about 145 mph depending on what axle ratio was optioned.

This car is finished in black over a green interior with plaid seat upholstery. It was restored in Canada and now has an estimate of $2,300,000-$2,500,000. Click here for more info.

Update: Sold $1,650,000.

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