1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLRoadster
Year of manufacture1958
Car typeConvertible / Roadster
Exterior brand colourSilver Blue
Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Saturday 2 April 2011
Motor Cars 15:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Estimate: Refer Department
Registration Number: N/A
Chassis Number: 8500116
The Mercedes Benz 300SL is a model that requires little introduction. Whether in closed form, with the instantly recognisable gullwing doors, or in roadster form there is no better way to turn heads and stop traffic. The SL became an instant icon the moment it was launched and demand and values show no signs of abating to this day.
The practicality of the Gullwing SL was compromised by its high sills which made entry and exit awkward. The roadster did not share this feature and so is a much more elegant and comfortable proposition as a car for regular use.
The 300SL roadster on offer here is amongst the most exceptional examples of the model currently available having had only 3 owners from new including Mr Hyatt Cheek, chairman from 1971 to 1998 of the largest Mercedes-Benz owners