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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Sportabteilung’ Gullwing To Be Auctioned

RM Sotheby’s will have a special item up for sale next month, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Sportabteilung’ Gullwing, as shown on a gtspirit.com report. This unique car is among the four units in the world designed for racing. It was able to place second at the Tour de France in 1955 with Sir Stirling Moss in the driver’s seat. The car was named ‘Sportabteilung’ since the competition department of Mercedes-Benz completed this 300 SL. Instead of using the lightweight alloy typically used on a standard car, it comes with a standard steel body to increase its strength against stress normally associated with competitive driving. The chassis number of particular… Continue Reading »

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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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