Clark Gable’s Gullwing Finally Sold for $1.85 Million

Giancarlo Perlas January 28, 2013


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 and its history, it was projected to fetch at least $2 million in the auction. Despite those factors, the bidding came to a standstill at $1.9 million. The car was not sold due to the reserve it carried. But later on, it was eventually sold for $1.85 million.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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