Mercedes Benz

300 SL Gullwing 1955

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, the sports car legend of the 50s until today and furthermore! 

Mercedes Benz 300 SL Flügeltürer

ManufacturerMercedes Benz

Type300 SL Gullwing

Vehicle ID1419

Time of production1945-1957

Model year1955

SteeringLeft hand drive

ExteriorRed

InteriorLeather Black

Engine6 Cylinder in a row

Engine Matching NumberYes

Cylinder2.975 ccm

Engine Power 158kW 215HP

ExtrasRudge rims, Radio

PriceOn request

Availabilityavailable

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The era

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.

The condition

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.

The performance

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.