Pair of M-B 300 SLs added to Gooding lineup

L-R: The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Image copyright & courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photo by Brian Henniker.

 

SANTA MONICA, Calif. _ Gooding & Company has added pair of Mercedes-Benz 300 SLs, a Gullwing and a roadster, to its lineup for the Pebble Beach auction August 18-19.

“Today, some 60 years on, it is almost impossible to find another pair of 300 SLs still in their original family ownership and unrestored,” notes Garth Hammers, Specialist at Gooding & Company. “I think collectors are going to be very excited to see these two particular cars come to auction at Pebble Beach.”  

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
A car-loving publishing executive living in the Midwest ordered the car through Max Hoffman’s New York dealership. It was outfitted in British Racing Green (DB 221) over tan leather. A rarely seen color combination among the total of 1,400 Gullwings built. The Gullwing has accrued just over 16,000 miles from new and remains in original, unrestored condition.  

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
The first-year Gullwing is finished in Silver-Blue Metallic (DB 353) over a gray leather interior and a parchment soft top. The Roadster now shows just under 38,000 miles and still retains its original matching Karl Baisch luggage set.

The Pebble Beach Auctions
Dates: Friday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m.
Location:  Equestrian Center, Corner of Stevenson Drive and Portola Road, Pebble Beach, CA
Public preview: Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Saturday, Aug.19
Auction catalogues: $100, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auctions
General admission: $40, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auctions
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