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AMG-Modified Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Discovered

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was initially unveiled by the luxury vehicle manufacturer in 1954 and production was limited to 1,400 units until 1957. A good number of these vehicles are still in the hands of collectors and when they are auctioned, they normally bring in a small fortune for the seller. The 300SL Gullwing on the video of MasterX9911 was initially exported to other countries and when it made its way back to Germany, AMG engineers did what they do best, modify it. Any modifications made on any luxury vehicle normally result to some interesting words from Mercedes-Benz collectors. However, this red-colored Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in a parking lot full… Continue Reading »

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Clark Gable’s Gullwing Finally Sold for $1.85 Million

We wrote an article earlier about the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing originally owned by the Hollywood legend Clark Gable which was featured in the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction on January 19. As stated early on, the car was bought by Gable as brand new. Then, he had it fitted with some customizations like the wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel and Rudge knockoffs. Upon the actor’s death, it was sold to a theme-park tycoon. After that, it switched hands in 2003 to an Oklahoma City Mercedes-Benz dealer. Later on, the Gullwing was restored by Massachusetts-based Mercedes-Benz specialists. However, the additions installed by Gable were left untouched. Due to the type of the car… Continue Reading »

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Auction Puts Clark Gable’s Gullwing up for Grabs

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe is certainly every car collector’s dream. This is due to the car’s classy and exquisite design that is hard to beat. But the Gullwing that will be featured at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction has a status that is definitely hard to equal. According to a report from Fox News, the 1955 car that will be auctioned this coming January 19 is owned by none other than one of the greatest Hollywood legends, Clark Gable. The car was purchased by Gable in 1955 at the Mercedes-Benz store in Hollywood. It was among his favorites and he was known to drive it regularly on his way… Continue Reading »

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Pristine 1955 Gullwing Mercedes Up For Auction Soon

To the cognoscenti, the 300 SL Gullwing Mercedes is a classic car that is as desirable today as it was when introduced in the 1950s. Capable of speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour, the SL represented a significant technological advance in both design and engineering. With its long hood, swing up doors and fuel injected inline six, it had few equals from that era. Of the 867 SL coupes built in 1955, few remain in existence today. RM Auctions has been tasked to auction a 1955 Gullwing that was featured in the film Father of Invention. The expected price when the car changes hands is expected to be… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Partners with GQ for Best-Dressed List

What better way for one brand associated with style and luxury than to be part of the Gentlemen’s Quarterly, or GQ, magazine’s Best-Dressed List 2011 edition? That’s right—Mercedes-Benz is the primary sponsor for said list, which was published on the January 6 release if the UK edition of the men’s magazine. The Best-Dressed List is basically a 36-page supplement that showcases the UK’s top male style icons, and it includes a special photo session that was held at Mercedes-Benz World. The shoot featured such vehicles as the SLS AMG Gullwing along with the 1950s-era 300SL Gullwing, plus British musician Alex James. The list is populated by a number of figures… Continue Reading »

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