The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, the sports car legend of the 50s until today and furthermore!
Type300 SL Gullwing
Time of production1945-1957
SteeringLeft hand drive
Engine6 Cylinder in a row
Engine Matching NumberYes
Engine Power 158kW 215HP
ExtrasRudge rims, Radio
Or what was it actually like in those days?
The mid-fifties saw the start of Germany‘s economic miracle. People could afford to purchase again and economic growth ensued. In parallel, requests for Mercedes sports cars came from the important U.S. market via the importer Max Hoffman, further increasing demand. As a result, Mercedes-Benz decided to develop and pro duce new sports car models. lt was the birth of the 300 SL series, introduced in 1954 in New York, based on Le Mans racing cars. The model‘s abbreviation, SL, stands for Sport Light due to the car‘s tubular frame and lightweight steel/alloy con struction. Only 1,400 examples of the legendary Gull-wing were made.
Or how it really is.
The factory delivery is noted at the Mercedes-Benz Branch in New York and had been dated to September 1955. The vehicle was delivered with rudge rims back then. Its first registration was recorded in the US, then in France and since 1997 it is in the hands of German owners. The technology works flawlessly and even optical the vehicle appears in a good condition with sympathetic patina. Engine is Matching Number.
Or what is it like to drive?
Wherever it goes, whether driving or stationary, the car draws attention. Derived from the famous racing cars that won the 1952 Le Mans race, the Gullwing was the first supercar of the post-war era and it still exudes quality today. lt remains a feast for the senses and an outstanding example of advanced technology on the road. lt will forever belang to the most exquisite dass of dream cars. This background guar antees a stable, safe investment! In its present condition, it is also a desirable, eye-catching companion to perform at competitive rallies and events.