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The original Mercedes Benz 300SL, whether in the Coupe or Roadster body style, is one of the most sought-after classic cars of all times. In fact, it is not uncommon for some examples to fetch close to a seven-figure price tag. While the 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing is quite valuable, restoring an example can be quite difficult and can often cost more than what the car is likely to sell for. Nevertheless, there are a wealth of collectors out there that would be happy to see a Mercedes 300SL of any condition in their garage. The Gullwing model, characterized by its distinctive doors, was available from 1955 to 1957, while the Roadster was available from 1957 to 1963. It would be followed by the Mercedes 230SL. The 300SL’s engine, positioned at a forty-five degree angle to the left to allow for a lower hoodline, would be the same 3.0L as the Mercedes 300 touring car. It was fitted with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, however, which would almost double the power of the original carbureted version.
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When buying a 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, finding the best example you can within your budget is imperative due to high restoration costs and difficulty finding parts and components. Equally as important is finding a model that is as rust-free as possible. For some buyers, finding an example that is completely restored is more cost-effective. The Beverly Hills Car Club is a California classic car dealership known for offering one of the best inventories of classic cars in the country. Whether you’re searching for a 300SL Gullwing in need of complete restoration or prefer a mint-condition example, their team would be delighted to assist you in your search. Designed with you in mind, their team welcomes you to browse their website to view the inventory currently housed in their showroom.
Owning a 1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing is the dream of many collectors. When you’re ready to take the next step and are ready to pursue the 300SL options available to you, connect with their team today. They look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the 300SL Gullwing that best suits your needs. Connect today to get started!
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