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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Price: £1,150,000 Mileage: 89,818

-Bespoke built by Mercedes for the Turin Motor Show of 1956

-Highly desirable options list including Rudge Wheels

-Matching Numbers

-Original factory paint colour stunning DB180 Silver

-Fitted Luggage

-Superb driver

This car was specially made by Mercedes-Benz as a “Standwagen”, or Motor Show Display car to represent the best of Mercedes-Benz on their stand at the 1956 Turin show. It is well-known that Mercedes put particular extra effort into making these cars absolutely perfect in presentation, but also covetable in specification. Hence this car has had the following very expensive options from new:-

-Rudge wheels

-Beautiful Specially hand-made Nardi steering wheel, with cast-in folding hub to gain access to the Gullwing seat

-Short “Sports” Gearlever

-Metallic Silver paint

The Rudge wheels are a very important feature. They were an extremely expensive option when the car was new, adding an extra- large percentage alone to the price. These are such a coveted option, they still add 10% to the value of a Gullwing today. Lots of Gullwings have had modern replica Rudge wheels fitted now; they are retro-fit, but add next to nothing to the value. Also, the car was finished in DB180 Silver from new for the show, because Mercedes knew it was the best colour, highlighting the Mille- Miglia and GP winning “Silver Arrows” cars. It also comes with a handbook and toolkit, fitted leather luggage, and even the original 300SL tyre pressure gauge! The car was subject to a bare-metal restoration in the U.S. some years ago, but still presents and drives beautifully. It will require some minor chassis work prior to delivery, but this is included in the purchase price.

A car that continues to stun and stop people in their tracks over sixty years on.

The car is EU taxes paid and UK registered.


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