An Iconic Mercedes For Sale
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is a real automotive icon. The automobile is a kind of autos that’s on the high of nearly each automobile fanatic and collector’s must-own listing. The car you see right here is at the moment on the market with Gooding & Company. Whereas it’s not in concourse-level situation, it’s extremely unique and a automobile price contemplating.
This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was constructed as a special-order US-export mannequin, completed in Fireplace Engine Crimson with a grey leather-based inside. There’s documentation to show this. Documentation additionally proves this 300 SL was fitted from new with optionally available Rudge knock-off wheels and that it retains its unique, matching-numbers engine.
A.E. Knowles of Angwin, California, situated throughout the Napa Valley, was the primary proprietor. Apparently, throughout his possession, he crossed the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge whereas it was being repainted and paint was dropped on the automobile. The town paid to have the automobile repainted. In 1976, David Lee Spurgeon of Danville, California, purchased the automobile for his assortment. A yr later, Jim Hammers of San Jose, California, purchased the automobile from Spurgeon.
Hammers took the automobile to a Gull Wing Group occasion in Monterey, California. The automobile additionally noticed little use throughout this time. Wayne Stoller of San Mateo, California, purchased the automobile in 1979 and dutifully maintained and preserved it for the following 4 many years. It was taken to some small gatherings now and again however in any other case went unused. The consignor lately acquired the automobile. The automobile comes with documentation, unique device roll, jack, proprietor’s guide, June 1955-dated Rudge wheels, and an arrogance plate that reads ” A 300 SL.” This SL is valued at $1,250,000.
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