1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Gullwing

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    DB190 Graphite Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

RM Auctions: Automobiles of Amelia Island
March 13, 2010
ADMISSION:
Admission to this sale requires the purchase of the offical auction catalog for $100. The catalog will admit two and must be presented at the entrance to the sale to be granted entry.
AUCTION LOCATION
The Ritz-Carlton
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida
32034
SALE DATES:
March 13, 2010
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(viewing starts at 9:00 AM)
PREVIEW DATES:
March 12, 2010
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March 11, 2010
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Chassis No.
5500366
Estimate:
$500,000-$600,000 US
215 bhp, 2,996 cc overhead cam fuel-injected inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension via wishbones and coil springs in front, and coil springs and swing axle rear suspension, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 94.5"
The 300SL remains the most lasting icon of Mercedes’ racing program in the 1950s, as it directly spawned what many enthusiasts consider the most attractive and de