1954 Pre-production Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing for sale
Mint condition is the word for this particular vehicle, with minimal wear and tear caused by corrosion on its body, whereas the interior is in tip top condition. Quite surprising given the age of this vehicle and the 73,771 miles it has been driven for so far.
We’ve learned from the fabled Barnfinds website that this particular vehicle might by the car that the German automotive manufacturer brought to the 1955 edition of the Detroit Motor Show for display. In addition, its exquisiteness deepens even more, as it boasts with a rare NSL engine.
There were only 50 pre-production 300SL models ever built, all of them carefully built entirely by hand. Furthermore, the owner of the car states that it features unique detailing like the concave tri-star on the grille, lower gear ratios for quicker acceleration and a gooseneck shift lever.
Although the engine of the car has undergone a complete rebuilding, the vehicle has been in storage for the last 30 years. Also good to know is that at the beginning of the 80s it was repainted from white to black.
The specialists at RM Auctions estimate this car, according to the seller, to fetch more than $1 million if listen on auction. Fortunately for the seller, the bidding has already ended on eBay.