1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

VIN: 23334

(Not The Actual Vin Number)

Stock# 23334
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Stock#: 23334
Ext. Color: Red
Int. Color: Black
Year: 1955
Vin#: 23334

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing - Factory Equipped Rudge Wheels

This special order, factory equipped Rudge wheel Gullwing remains in charming, largely original condition as a longtime California car recently coming out of 40 years of private ownership. Presented today in its original color combination and retaining its matching numbers engine, this uber-desirable spec 300 SL coupe is primed for recommissioning to be used as-is or as the perfect candidate for full concours restoration. 

Chassis no. 198.0405500457. Engine no. 198.9805500508. Body no. 198.0405500457. Matching numbers. DB 534G Fueurwehrrot paint. Original gray leather interior. Largely original condition throughout. US Delivery. Longtime California car. Original owners manual. Original concave star. Original tools and bag. Original belly pans. Original jack and spare wheel.

Within the past several months, the Gullwing was serviced and has been started for the first time in many years. As testament to the robust nature of the W198 power-plant, this engine runs strong but will require tuning for regular road use and certainly the rest of the mechanicals on the car require recommissioning for regular use. Importantly, chassis 5500457 retains its original, matching-numbers engine, original date coded Rudge knock-off wheels as installed by the factory and remains in largely original condition with no signs of significant rust or accident. This Gullwing retains its original tool roll, jack, owners manual, several registrations from previous ownership tenures dating back decades and a charming original 1970s-era California blue plate that reads, A 300 SL.

Just out of 40 years of private ownership, this 300 SL Gullwing remains in usable, largely original condition with its grey leather interior still in place despite 65 years in its wake. With scant few of these ultra-desirable, factory equipped Rudge wheel 300 SL Gullwings remaining in unrestored condition in the world today, this longtime California example of Mercedes most prized design is a rare opportunity to own and enjoy a matching numbers Gullwing on the road as-is or as an exceptional candidate for concours restoration.  

Chassis no. 198.0405500457
Engine no. 198.9805500508
Body no. 198.0405500437
  • Matching numbers
  • DB 534G Fueurwehrrot paint
  • Original gray leather interior
  • Largely original condition throughout
  • US Delivery
  • Longtime California car
  • Original owners manual
  • Original concave star
  • Original tools and bag
  • Original belly pans
  • Original jack and spare

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