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!
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!
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