1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Gullwing

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1954
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    5500053
  • Engine number 
    4500153
  • Lot number 
    127
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Strawberry Red Metallic
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

-Correct Chassis, Engine And Body As Per Build Sheet

-Forty Years Of Single Ownership

-Carefully Maintained By Paul Russell & Company

-Outstanding Mechanical Condition

-Full, Original Belly Pans

-Largely Preserved, But With An Exterior Color Change To A Correct M-B Color

-Bosch Direct, Mechanical Fuel Injection, 250 Hp

-Listed In The Gullwing Register, 1978, Page 71

As if to acknowledge the importance of the American market to Mercedes-Benz, the world premiere of their production 300 SL Gullwing coupe took place in February, 1954, at the International Motor Sports Show, held in New York City. And the American market responded with fervor, helping make Mercedes a new identity as the manufacturer of fantastic, exclusive sports cars.

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