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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Out of 37 Year Ownership
This lovely 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is a highly original matching numbers example just out of 37 years of loving ownership. Currently white, this Gullwing was originally born in extremely attractive and desirable color code DB190 Graphite Gray and retains its original red leather interior proudly showing plenty of patina. The previous owner bought the car from Mr. Alex Dearborn who is one of the most respected, knowledgeable, and highly-regarded 300SL restorers and enthusiasts in the industry. The bill of sale from 1983 accompanies the car as well as several other records. The car was always cherished and carefully maintained throughout its life and it shows. Mechanically excellent, this Gullwing runs and drives fantastic and is ready for rallies, touring, or club events. A wonderfully original car that has always been looked after and has never been restored. Offered for the first time publicly in nearly 40 years.
Mercedes-Benzs 300SL Gullwing has always been considered one of the companys most iconic and celebrated cars. A garage with a brand new Gullwing parked inside would often mean different things to different people. For some, it reflected their adoration and interest in automotive technology and motorsport. For others, it was a status symbol. For some owners, it was a representation of personal success to remind them of the hard work that brought the Gullwing into their lives. A period favorite of wealthy celebrities, it ranks today among the most valued and collectable sports cars ever produced. The 300 SL Gullwing is widely considered one of the cars every collector must own and experience.