1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1958
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Silver
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Mercedes Benz’s 300 SL is undoubtedly one of the world’s all time great sports cars and one of the most sought after by today’s discerning collectors.
Originally conceived as a competition car, derived from a range of cars culminating in Stirling Moss’s legendary Mille-Miglia-winning car, SLs won, among other events, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the gruelling Carerra Panamericana. In fact, the 300 SL won more competitions in its time than virtually any other car since. There are far too many victories to list here: suffice to say that no other manufacturer could field a car that could combine such speed, reliability and all round ability as the 300 SL, which allowed it to execl in events as varied as the Targa Florio, Mille-Miglia and Le Mans, whilst at the same time providing comfortable and practical accomodation for two fortunate occupants for fast touring.
The 300 SL cost a fortune: £5,600 in 1954 was a vast amount of money (a Jaguar XK120 cost just £1,400) and for this buyers were ent