Mercedes Benz

300 SL Roadster 1961

The sports car legend of the 50s - until today 

Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster

ManufacturerMercedes Benz

Type300 SL Roadster

Vehicle ID1450

Time of production1957-1963

Model year1961

SteeringLeft hand drive

ExteriorAnthracite .metallic

InteriorLeather Cognac

Engine6 Cylinder in a row

Cylinder2.975 ccm

Engine Power 158kW 215HP

PriceOn request

Availabilityavailable

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The era

Or what was it actually like in those days?
As of 1952, the racing success of the racing gullwing model W194 reinforced the pressure on the management to offer again high-quality supercars. Especially the American market was waiting for such a vehicle. Consequently, in 1954, the 300 SL (W 198) was presented in New York. The interest exceeded all expectations and in 1957, the roadster version W 198 II appeared on the market. There was an even greater demand for this model at that time since it was much more comfortable in everyday use. Back then, the Roadster cost DM 32,500. Thus, these vehicles were about DM 3,500 more expensive than a gullwing and cost about four times as much as a Mercedes 170 V!

The condition

Or how it really is.
It is a very elaborately restored automobile. During the restoration special emphasis was placed on the original specifications of the manufacturer. The result is a vehicle with a new car character. Due to the special restoration services, this vehicle stands out clearly from the normal old-timer market as well as from the other classic cars with the state mark 1. The work carried out is extensively documented and the sale is covered by a one-year full warranty. The Mercedes-Benz data card and an individual valuation report are available.

The performance

Or what is it like to drive?
What was written nearly 60 years ago is still valid today: The 300 SL is a car with a unique appearance, coupled with an almost incredible performance. Its design and manufacturing quality are absolutely first class. The entire concept represents an uncompromising realization of all new ideas (from Autosport). In summary, Auto Motor und Sport emphasized that among the sports cars of our time, the Mercedes 300 SL is the most sophisticated and at the same time most fascinating vehicle - a dream car!