RM Auctions have recently announced their plans to sell a very rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing next month, during the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
A very rare and iconic German sports car, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, which is considered to be the grandfather of the SLS, will try to find a new owner next month, during the 2013 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The model in question will be sold by RM Auctions and it’s expected to get between 800,000 USD and 950,000 USD, which is significantly less than the one sold at the Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale, Arizona auction, back in 2012, for 4.62 million USD.
The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing in question has been owned by just one family in its entire existence and this is a very rare thing, considering the fact that this is an almost 60-year old vehicle. The 300SL Gullwing was the fastest production car of its day and it has been introduced back in 1954 as a two-seat sports car with gullwing doors. A total of 3,258 units have been made, out of which 1,400 were coupes. The model is getting a 6-cylinder engine under its hood, generating 200 HP, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.