One of the most desirable automobiles ever built, the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL and its other year models were designed and built for racing with its smooth, flattened flanks, lack of trim and plain front end. Proven on the racetrack, the 300SL engine was extremely reliable. Interestingly, the engine had to be slanted to the left in order to accommodate the extraordinary low hood line. Other changes that took place when the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing and Roadster came to market were a steel body-shell with aluminum hood, trunk lid, lower rocker panels, and doors to save weight. Chromed bumpers were added, and the slatted vents on the front fenders were there to allow excess heat from the engine, but also to add to the overall styling of the car. The “eyebrow” moldings over the wheel well arches were also added for styling.
The 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL was made as both a 300SL Coupe and a 300SL Roadster. During the run of the Gullwing Coupe, 29 all aluminum bodied 300SL’s were built for special delivery to racing customers. These models had plaid seats, plexiglass windows, Rudge wheels, and an “NSL” engine. These 29 cars are some of the most desirable among the series. If you are interested in purchasing one of these exceptional autos, it is important to buy the best can you can afford in today’s market. It is less expensive to buy a 300SL Roadster or Gullwing in great shape than it is to buy a poor condition one and restore it. A quality restoration on these cars can run well into the six figures. If you’re looking to buy Mercedes 300 SL models or to buy classic Mercedes of any year and model, the European car experts at The Beverly Hills Car Club can assist you.
Whether you’re looking to buy a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL or to buy classic Mercedes of any model, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club would be delighted to share their knowledge and experience with you to ensure you find the car that not only meets your desires, but exceeds your expectations. Connect with their team of European and American, classic and vintage automobile specialists today!
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