1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Gullwing

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    White
  • 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 14, 2009
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 14, 2009
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(viewing starts at 9:00 AM)
PREVIEW DATES:
March 13, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
March 14, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
215bhp, 2,996 cc overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes.
Wheelbase: 94.5"
Legendary Mercedes-Benz engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut was given responsibility for developing Mercedes-Benz’s first postwar racing car. He had observed the success that Jaguar had at Le Mans in 1951 with their XK 120C, which was essentially a standard XK 120 with a higher output engine that had been lightened and fitted with a str