Unveiled in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York, the Mercedes 300SL roadster is an icon of the automotive world. With its flat, graceful body, the 300 SL had lost nothing of its appeal. Even as the millennium drew to a close it was voted Sports Car of the Century in 1999. The assembly lines may have waved goodbye to the last of only 1400 of the 300 SL Coupe in 1957, but today the spirit of this extraordinary and exceptional vehicle lives on. Without a doubt, the 300SL transitioned post-war Mercedes-Benz from being the purveyor of finely crafted sedans, coupes and convertibles to being a leader in advanced sporting automobiles.
The car we know as the Mercedes 300SL was not part of Mercedes-Benzs production car plan. In fact, it was a direct development of the Stuttgart-based automakers post war reentry into the prestigious world of international racing. Today, it is one of the most sought-after and desired Mercedes classic cars. If you are considering the purchase of a 300SL, it is imperative to know what youre buying, what to look for, and what to avoid. A car’s value is determined by its condition. Ranging from excellent, as close to original as possible or extremely well restored, to a car of poor condition, which is generally complete, but in need of total restoration, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL can fetch high price tags. Rarity is also one of the main components in making a car a collectible. Because the Gullwing and the Roadster are very low production vehicles and enthusiasts own the majority of them, these cars are generally in pretty good shape and are increasingly sought-after.
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