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Rare -Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Set To be Auctioned

On August 13 an extremely rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing will be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s, as shown on a report from gtspirit.com. The gullwing is part of the “The Pinnacle Portfolio” offered through the auction house, and industry watchers expect it fetch at least $5.5 million. The auction is one of the events associated with the Monterey Car Week and is held together with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. This particular Gullwing is different front other similar luxury vehicles due to its aluminum body. Mercedes-Benz produced only 29 of these aluminum-bodied 300 SLs, which is around two percent of the total production run of the iconic sports car…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Found Wrecked Under a Banana Tree

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the jewels in the colorful history of the three-pointed star brand. It was considered as the fastest production car of its day. In addition, the auto has a distinct appeal that makes it stand out in the eyes of hardcore classic car collectors. Depending on the condition and ownership history of the vehicle, it is usually expected to fetch an average of $1 million. In some instances, the price of the car even went up to nearly $2 million. So, it comes with a heavy heart to find news about people wrecking the car by either sheer lack of prudence or ignorance of the car’s real value. Recently,… Continue Reading »

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing To Be Auctioned by Mecum

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is one of the most sought-after prizes of car collectors in auctions. Once again, another unit of the iconic and classic car of the three-pointed star brand will hit the auction block next month. The next event of Mecum Auctions will be conducted from September 3 to 6 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Its featured car is the 300 SL Gullwing. According to the auctioneer, the 300 SL Gullwing up for grabs was exported to the U.S. on August 25, 1955. It originally came in a blue finish coupled with a light-gray  interior. However, its last owner, who purchased the classic… Continue Reading »

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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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1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Wins a Concours d’Elegance Award

The Concours d’Elegance is a French phrase meaning “competition of elegance”. It is an annual gathering of prestigious vehicles, which is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century France wherein nobles parade their prestigious horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris. But the age of automobiles has replaced the carts to elegant motorized vehicles. In the most recent Concours d’Elegance at Arizona Biltmore, the 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was able to bag the award as the best post-war Mercedes-Benz. Based on the photo released by Mercedes-Benz USA through Google+, the car definitely looks like a winner. It sports a glossy sky blue paint and specially-designed wheels with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Five Awards At The Motor Klassik Award 2013

A number of luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz recently triumphed in five categories at the Motor Klassik Award 2013. The Mercedes-Benz Classic head, Michael Bock, said that the three historic and two current models of Mercedes-Benz won in different categories at the awards given by the classic car magazine. The votes were made by the readers of the Motor Klassik magazine in the contest that included current car models aside from classic cars. The Mercedes-Benz SSK won the “Classics up to 1930” category. The six-cylinder compressor sports car is a stimulating and unique model in the well-known S Series of Mercedes-Benz. SSK stands for Super Sports Short or Super-Sport-Kurz. Its remarkable… Continue Reading »

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Classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Gets a Totally Unusual Makeover From Mechanic

A very rare classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe gets a total makeover after a Mechatronics mechanic and his teen apprentice takes it for a joyride in the highway according to Der Spiegel. Well, the makeover I mean does not involve enhancing the car in any way. Apparently, their idea of a makeover was going above the speed limit and then rolling the car on the side of the road to achieve a totally dented armor, broken glass and scattered parts. German police reports confirmed that the driver did not observe the prescribed speed limit of 55mph. As a result, it careered out of control and hit the side of… Continue Reading »

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