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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

Gullwing Motor Cars
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria, NY 11103
United States

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Price
$1,750,000
Condition
Used
Mileage
0
Stock Number
24613
VIN Number
24613

Description
Happy Holidays! 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing: Life-Long Black-Plate California Car out of 5 Decade Ownership

Make your holiday dreams come true with this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. A life-long black-plate California car with matching numbers that's been under the same ownership since the early 1970's. Silver with a gorgeous plaid interior. This beautiful example retains its original engine and it runs and drives excellent. Offered publicly for the first time in 5 decades. A beautiful driver quality Gullwing that's in excellent condition throughout. Originally born in rare and desirable DB 50 white with red leather interior. You don't often find a car that hasn't been publicly offered in 50 years.
Mercedes-Benz returned to post-war competition in 1952, fielding two of its new 300SL (W194) sports cars in the Mille Miglia. The pair finished a creditable second and fourth overall in this most difficult of events and this promising start was followed up by a win in the challenging Carrera Panamericana. The works first raced the 300SL (Sport Leicht) in open form, but for the Le Mans 24-Hour Race in June a trio of gullwing -doored coup s was entered. High sills were a feature of the multi-tubular spaceframe chassis, and while access was not a problem of the open car, the coup bodywork required innovative thinking - hence the gullwing doors. Karl Kling and Hans Klenk duly brought their Silver Arrow home in first place and the 300SL was on its way to becoming part of motor sporting legend.

Launched in 1954, the production 300SL retained the spaceframe chassis and lightweight aluminium-alloy bodywork of the W194 racer while its mechanical underpinnings, like the latter s, owed much to the contemporary Mercedes-Benz 300 luxury saloon. A 2,996cc overhead-camshaft inline six, the 300SL s engine was canted at 45 degrees to achieve a low bonnet line, and produced 215bhp using Bosch mechanical fuel injection. A four-speed, all-synchromesh manual gearbox transmitted power to the hypoid bevel rear axle. Its racing parentage notwithstanding, the 300SL remains a thoroughly practical car, as civilised in city traffic as it is exhilarating on the autostrada. By the time 300SL Coup production ceased in 1957, some 1,400 examples had found customers.
Rare and most sought-after, the 300SL Gullwing is one of the best automotive investments one can make and this particular example is not to be overlooked.
  • Life-Long Black-Plate California Car
  • Out of 50 Year Ownership
  • Retaining its Matching Numbers Engine
  • Originally Born in Rare and Desirable DB 50 White
  • Gorgeous Plaid Red Interior
  • Offered publicly for the first time in 5 decades
  • Beautiful Example and Excellent Driver
  • Iconic Gullwing and a Superb Investment
Price: $1,750,000
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Peter Kumar
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria NY 11103
United States
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Thank you for your interest in Gullwing Motor Cars, Inc. We take this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you as one of the largest dealers of European and American Classic and Exotic cars on the east coast of the U.S.A. We offer the most competitive prices in the market. We carry a stock of more than 100 cars at our warehouse location, visited by customers from all over the country and overseas. Please see our new inventory list. We update our website almost everyday.


Gullwing Motor Cars Specializes In....
We specialize in European cars such as Mercedes Benz, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugati, Austin Healey, Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, MG, Triumph, Maserati, Morgan, Pesago, Avanti, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Delorean, Delage, Delahaye, Dualghia, Lotus,Lamborghini and various others and American cars such as American Bantom, Buick, Chevrolet - Corvette, Impala, Camaro, Cadillac, Ford - Mustang, Thunderbird, Plymouth - Cuda, Cord, Fiat - Toplino, Jolly, Duesenberg, Packard, Pontiac GTO, Lincoln, Auburn, Pierce Arrow, Excalibur, Plymouth, Studbaker and various other antique and classic cars. We thank you again, and welcome any inquiries you may have for any cars that might be of interest to you.