Pre-production 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing to sell for $850,000 image

A very rare pre-production 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing will go on sale of 850,000 USD at eBay Motors.

The 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is in a mint condition and it has been driven for 73,771 miles. The vehicle has only minimal wear or corrosion and the inside and outside looks excellent, as you can see for yourselves in the small photo gallery below. Barnfinds says that the model in question might actually be the display car which Mercedes-Benz has brought to the 1955 edition of the Detroit Motor Show, but there are no legal documents which can back this up.

The German based automaker has produced only 50 pre-production units of the 300SL and all of these have been hand-built and, according to its owner, the model in question has a rare NSL engine which is hard to find in a steel body SL. The owner of the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing says that the vehicle also has a few unique details, like the concave tri-star on the grille, the gooseneck shift lever or the lower gear ratios for quicker acceleration. The owners also said that RM Auctions has estimated that the 300SL could get 1m USD if it would have been listed on auction. No bid has been placed on the eBay auction for the rare model yet.