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Alloy Gullwing - The Best of the Best in Scottsdale - Update: SOLD - New World Record

What sets this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL apart from the rest is its aluminum skin. When it comes to rare, alloy-bodied Gullwings are it. Only 29 of these cars were ever ordered and built. Why the alloy you ask? For racing of course! The use of aluminum saved nearly 200lbs vs. the standard steel-bodied Gullwing. As you know, more power and less weight is critical. According to the history books, this Gullwing never saw racing of any kind.

This 300SL is up for auction at Gooding & Company, Lot # 27. It's expected to fetch at least $2.5 million, however we think it may go much higher. Stay tuned!

UPDATE:

This beautiful 300SL just sold at Gooding & Company for a hammer price of $4.62 Million. This is a new world record for a 300SL Gullwing!

Jeff Walker

About Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is a Classic Car Insurance Specialist and financial services professional; As the son of a Drag-Racer and auto restorer, he was born with a wrench in his hand and learned the trade at an early age. His specialty is 60’s and 70’s American Muscle but his mechanical ability has afforded him the opportunity to work on all types of cars from Alfa-Romeos to Gullwings and everything in-between. Jeff is also a motorcycle fanatic and maintains his own stable of classic & collectible bikes. He is happiest when a car or motorcycle project is underway in his garage.

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