Lot 238 - 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||52,684 miles|
|Result||Sold - £1,065,000|
- Fully restored by Rudi Koniczek & Co in Canada
- Exceptional condition
- Still has its belly pans
The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is an iconic classic car that has left an indelible mark on the world of automotive history. This masterpiece of engineering and design epitomises the golden age of automotive elegance and is instantly recognisable. Under the bonnet, the 1957 300SL boasts a 3.0 litre inline-six-cylinder engine with fuel injection, a revolutionary feature for its time. This engine produced an impressive 240 horsepower, more than the Gullwing propelling the car to a top speed of around 160 miles per hour, making it one of the fastest production cars of its era. Its agile handling and superb performance on both road and track have solidified its status as a racing legend. The 300SL's elegant lines and iconic grille, along with its subtly curvaceous body, define the epitome of automotive design from the 1950s. The car's interior exudes luxury, featuring sumptuous leather seats and a timeless instrument panel. Today, the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is highly sought-after by collectors and enthusiasts, a testament to its enduring appeal and its place as a timeless symbol of automotive excellence and style.
This stunning 300SL is finished in the superb colour combination of Fantasy Yellow with a Pine Green leather interior, matching top roll and weaved carpets. The sumptuous interior is enhanced by the colour co-ordinated dashboard, ivory steering wheel and gear stick. This is the highly desirable closed in headlamps model and also benefits from a lower rear axle ratio of 1;3.89 for increased acceleration.
Owned by its former owner since 1974, this magnificent 300SL has been totally nut and bolt restored by the renowned restorer Rudi & Co in Canada, respected for carrying out some of the finest restorations in the world. No stone was left unturned during the restoration, the paintwork is of excellent quality, the chromework is unblemished, the interior is an area of beauty and mechanically this car is as good as you could ever expect. The panel gaps look like they could have been set with a Vernier gauge they are so precise. The restoration was carried out circa 20 years ago which gives an indication of the outstanding quality of workmanship that Rudi Koniczek & Co in Vancouver, Canada are capable of. Supplied with a Mercedes-Benz Classic Certificate, this 300SL Roadster is accompanied by a Becker Mexico radio, tools, manuals and spare keys. This is a fabulous opportunity to purchase a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster of the highest quality.
Interested parties should note that this car will be subject to 5% import duty.
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