1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

VIN: 23472

(Not The Actual Vin Number)

Stock# 23472
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Stock#: 23472
Ext. Color: Silver
Int. Color: Black
Year: 1955
Vin#: 23472

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe: Matching Numbers with Fitted Luggage, Books, and Tools 

This classically dressed 300SL was completed and shipped new to Manheim, Germany on May 4th, 1955, destined for the ownership of Count Erbach of Odenwald, a German legacy of nobility going back to the 1200s. Best described as a no stories, high quality driver example well presented in its original and prototypical Gullwing color of DB 180 silver gray metallic, this lovely 300SL Coupe is ready for new driving adventures on the open roads under new ownership. 

Chassis 198.040.5500289 wears a respray in its original color of DB 180 silver-gray metallic. The interior which appears to have been redone more recently than the paint shows minimal little wear. The entirety of the exterior chrome appears to have been redone at the time of the repaint, with all facets of the interior restored as needed, including new carpets. Everything on the car has been done to a very nice driver quality level. Today the body and paint show some expected patina. The matching numbers engine was believed to have been rebuilt at the time of the cosmetic restoration on the engine bay itself. All tags are present in the engine bay, as well as the body tag in the interior, and all appear original to the car including the firewall ID tag, the firewall color tag and the original chassis tag on the front left frame rail. As with the original tags, all of the original stampings are present throughout in the appropriate locations, leaving this lovely Gullwing noted as a confidently asserted matching numbers example. The undercarriage of the car matches the engine bay in its attention to a high level of care and detail. The trunk compartment is fully and correctly restored, containing the original restored jack and the original spare wheel with spare tire. 
As a special accent of timeless original quality, this Gullwing Coupe comes with an exceptional and rare set of original tan fitted luggage located behind the seats and a set of original 300SL tools in a correct, new leather tool roll bag. Offered here is an exceptionally honest and very presentable matching numbers example of Mercedes most important and iconic production car.  

Chassis no. 198.040.5500289
Engine no. 198.980.5500285
Body no. 198.040.5500274 
  • Matching numbers
  • Known ownership history from new
  • Delivered new in Mannheim, Germany
  • Superb original fitted luggage
  • Spare wheel and tire
  • Books, tools, and jack
  Price: $1,250,000  

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