• Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    18 116 km / 11 257 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
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  • Number of doors 
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Registration number: MB-03-77

The Mercedes 300 SL Roadster needs no introduction. Everyone knows the world-famous Gullwing, but we also happen to believe the Roadster is as breathtakingly beautiful. The Roadster we are delighted to present here is almost too beautiful for words in its colour scheme. When colleagues at Gallery Aaldering proclaim among themselves how beautiful this specimen is, it is often a sign that we are dealing with something special. Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300 SL Roadster at the Geneva Motor Show in 1957. Thus, the Roadster was derived from the 300 SL Gullwing: the coupe version of the 300 SL. Compared to its predecessor, the new 300 SL Roadster was notably a more refined car. The six-cylinder engine received an upgrade, with Mercedes equipping it with the 'sporty' camshaft used in the NSL race coupes. This resulted in an additional 20 hp.
But it didn't end there. There were also several changes under the surface. Mercedes improved the handling by revising the rear suspension, with the significant advantage of drastically reducing the tendency to oversteer. The Roadster became heavier due to various modifications, primarily due to the chassis reinforcements necessary for this convertible. With the 300 SL Roadster, this model never suffered from the uncomfortably warm cabin that often plagued Gullwing drivers. Additionally, the redesigned tubular frame of the Roadster offered lower sills, making getting in and out considerably easier.
The specimen we offer here is a stunningly beautiful 1957 300 SL Roadster, making it an early-built Roadster. This example is in absolute concours condition. The quality level of this 300 SL is excellent, evident in every detail. This is a matching numbers SL that has not been on the market for the past 24 years. Recently, this vehicle underwent comprehensive examination, including structural analysis of the components using radiographic/magneto-optical examination and material analysis. This confirmed the complete authenticity of the vehicle.
The overall condition of this Roadster is excellent, and the restoration and overhaul work have been carried out at an exceptionally high level of expertise.  Renowned specialist HK-engineering, expert in the field of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, expertly restored this specimen, ensuring every detail is correct, and the work carried out properly. It is needless to say that this 300 SL is a top specimen, as you will readily appreciate. The stunning colour scheme is also incredibly beautiful; we have no other words for it. Without a doubt, we assert that this is one of the finest specimens on the market. Have a look at the photos and judge for yourself.
Are you interested in this magnificent Mercedes 300 SL? Contact us now; we will be more than happy to assist you. You are warmly welcome at Gallery Aaldering in Brummen. Naturally, we have years of experience in exporting our vehicles should you require so. Enquire about the terms and conditions.