1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Gullwing

Summary

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

Description

RM Auctions: Automobiles of Arizona
January 16, 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
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
24th Street & Missouri
Phoenix, Arizona
85016 USA
SALE DATES:
January 16, 2009
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
(viewing starts at 9:00 AM)
PREVIEW DATES:
January 15, 2009
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 16, 2009
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Estimate:
$500,000-$600,000 US
215bhp, 2,996cc overhead camshaft inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel drum brakes.
Wheelbase: 94.5"
As was the case with most of industrial Germany, Allied bombing during World War II decimated Mercedes-Benz’s facilities. Within a few years, however, Mercedes managed to mount a racing campaign with the brand new 300 SLR race car, winning nearly every race their first season out. Juan Ma