The ultimate and iconic in all-around sports car that combined more desirable features in one streamlined package, the Alloy Gullwing is
This particular model of the highly sought-after 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing with chassis no. 198043-5500786, comes finished in a desirable silver exterior with a red leather interior.
Historically, the car was originally delivered to a Swiss industrialist back in 1955 in a coat of ivory white.
Notably, the original 300SL (Mercedes W194) race car first appeared at the 1952 Mille Miglia, where it scored 2nd and 4th places, and in the same year it bought wins in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The racing success combined with unrivalled looks, soon led to the production of a road car.
Also, we have recently seen the sale of lost Mercedes 1927 supercharged ‘S’ type that fetched a total of $4.55 million, besides the finest piece of automotive crafting, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing crafted entirely out of wood, and the special edition Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coffee table book which is described as an essential reference and inspiration for all lovers of this automotive heart-stopper.
Notably, the world's renowned fashion designer and entrepreneur Ralph Lauren also owns one of the rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing, which grace his extensive car collection.
UPDATE: A 1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing was the most highly valued car in the auction and it failed to sell after it received a maximum bid at 2.4 million pounds.
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