Want the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL? Be prepared to pay, because they have ...
Want the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL? Be prepared to pay, because they have become highly sought-after among collectors.
But with over 3,000 made, it is not uncommon to find one for sale. That, in and of itself, and is what makes this duo so unique.
What we have here is the Gullwing coupe bought by the publishing executive in 1955, and the roadster acquired two years later by the same individual to go with it.
They have both remained in his family’s ownership ever since – some six decades later – but they will soon cross the auction block.
To make matters even more interesting, the coupe was ordered in a classic combination of British Racing Green with the tan interior – rather unusual for the German sports car. Well, the convertible, meanwhile, came in blueish silver with gray leather and the light tan top.
Today, some 60 years on, and it is almost impossible to find another pair of 300 SLs still in their original family ownership and unrestored, said Gooding’s specialist Garth Hammers.
And with only 16,000 and 38,000 miles on their respective odometers, the auction house expects each to go for the cool million (give or take the few hundred grand) at its Pebble Beach sale later this summer.
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