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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

The germans sure knows a to manufacture cars and this Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing perfect example of that. It is pretty much all you ever wanted in a car.

By Henrik Malmberg | Automotive | 2016-01-07

The Mercedes-Benz’s 300 SL pretty much dominated the racing world during the mid 50's. While the car placed it self on the podium in every competition worth naming the U.S. distributor of Mercedes, Max Hoffman, saw the potential and the market for the car on his side of the pond. Said and done and a production version of the race car 300 SL began to take shape and what a shape it took. The now legendary “gullwing” doors, which were necessitated by the unusual, tall “birdcage” frame design, became the signum for this fabulous car.

More than 1,000 of the 1,400 cars produced between 1954 and early 1957 were delivered through Hoffman, to whose showrooms the rich and famous flocked. The 300 SL was as much a status symbol in its time as it still is today, as it was favored by everyone from Hollywood stars to racing legends to genuine royalty. This particular car goes on auction on the 28-29 of february in RM Sothebys Arizona series has stood the test of time and is one of the finest example of the 1,000 built back in the 50's.

You may not be a Hollywood star, racing legend or a genuine royalty but in a car like this you might just feel like one. All you gotta have is a wallet in the same size as a person from one of these categories. If you like us, don't have that kind of cash, then all you can do is sit back and just enjoy this beauty of a car.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Photos: RM Sothebys