Mercedes-Benz 300SL

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing replica based on SLK-Class

    The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is an icon for the German brand and pristine examples sell for well over $1 million. If a second mortgage and scrapping a child's college fund isn't on the table, perhaps this particular 300SL will do. The car isn't what it seems. It's not a vintage 300SL, unless you consider the year 2000 vintage. Yes, this car is actually a 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 under the skin. Road & Track reported on the seriously well-done replica on Friday after the car was listed for sale via German website Classic Driver. Since it's a rather modern car under the skin, it has most of the...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL unrestored
    Rare birds: Two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings on display at Amelia Island Concours

    The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and early 1960s remains an iconic sports car of the last century. This weekend two of them will flock to one place. The brand announced chassis number 43 and 44 will be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. Mercedes-Benz only...

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG with right-hand drive - Image via Best Heritage Auction
    Rare Mercedes 300SL with AMG upgrades heads for auction

    A deadly cocktail of shockingly poor taste and vast wealth led to the travesty that is the Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG. A total of 11 of them were built between 1996 and 2009, and now one is up for sale. The car is listed for sale at Best Heritage Auction and is one of only two built with right-hand...

  • 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
    Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster with 850 miles sells for $3.7M

    Pre-auction estimates pegged the value of this unrestored 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster at somewhere between $1.8 million and $2.4 million. Well, the car just crossed the auction block at Artcurial's Le Mans Classic sale where it fetched nearly $3.7 million. That's quite a bit more than...

  • Pair of unrestored Mercedes-Benz 300SLs heads to auction
    Unrestored Mercedes-Benz 300SL gulling and roadster head to auction

    It's 1960s Sweden and you're a successful dental surgeon. You need a set of wheels so you pop over to the local Mercedes-Benz dealership and drive away in a 1963 300SL Roadster because it's basically a car straight out of the future. Fast forward a few years and you're still successful and you...

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL owned by Nico Rosberg
    Nico Rosberg takes us for a spin in Monaco in his Mercedes-Benz 300SL

    Nico Rosberg has been quite busy since stepping down from Formula 1 at the end of the 2016 season, the same season in which he secured his first and only world title driving for Mercedes-AMG. In addition to building up a presence on social media and starting his own go karting academy, Rosberg has...

  • Brabus Classic has restored four vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicles

    The mad wrenches at Brabus know a thing or two about taking a modern Mercedes-Benz and twisting the wick until tremendous power figures are produced. Brabus isn't just about the new metal, as it turns out. The classic car division of the German tuning company exists to breathe new life into older vehicles. You can see this for yourself as a quartet of classic Benzes have recently received the restoration treatment. The results are stunning. Brabus Classic grabbed hold of a 300SL coupe, 300SL Roadster, 280SE 3.5 Cabrio, and a 280SL Pagoda. If you have to pick a group of vintage Mercedes cars...

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL upholstery back in production
    Original Mercedes 300 SL supplier brings back car's famed checkered upholstery

    When it comes to restoring a classic car, many owners will jump through hoops to track down original parts and components. Sometimes, intricate details like interior finishings just don't exist anymore. Mercedes-Benz is doing 300SL owners a major solid by working with the car's original supplier to...

  • Pair of Mercedes-Benz 300SLs
    Unrestored Mercedes 300SL and 300SL Roadster head to auction

    Some cars stand the test of time, while others don't fair so well. However, when it comes to this pair of Mercedes-Benz 300SLs tucked away in a garage somewhere, they've been kept in meticulously good shape. They aren't just any old pair of sought after Mercedes-Benz either. So the story goes, the...

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    Rare Aluminum-Bodied Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing To Cross The Block In Monterey

    One of 29 aluminum-bodied Gullwings is headed for auction.

  • 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL at Jay Leno's Garage
    Jay Leno Shows Off Mercedes-Benz 300SL Just Oozing With Patina: Video

    Jay Leno’s managed to get his hands on a Mercedes-Benz 300SL, arguably the most legendary car to wear the three-pointed star. Just last week we saw the very first 300SL to be built, a Briggs Cunningham-owned example from 1954 that’s now listed in the national Historic Vehicle...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL with chassis number #198 040 4500003, the first of the gullwings
    This Briggs Cunningham-Owned Mercedes 300SL Was The First Of The Gullwings: Video

    Based on looks alone, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a car of significance. But this particular example was the first one delivered to a customer in the country, a customer who just so happened to be racing legend Briggs Cunningham, which means it also has some historical significance. That’s why...

  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL wrecked during 2014 Mille Miglia

    A Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing was wrecked in a crash at the 2014 Mille Miglia in Italy over the weekend. The black 300SL, built in 1956, was being driven at the time by one of the heirs of German rental car giant Sixt. MUST SEE: New High-Performance 2015 Ford Mustang Spied: Possible SVO? According to Italian website Tuscia Web, which has several photos of the gruesome wreckage, a driver of a BMW 1-Series lost control on a broken stretch of road and ran head-on into the 300SL. The impact caused the Mercedes to spin but even though the damage is quite severe there were no major injuries...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG - Image via RM Auctions
    One Of Eleven AMG-Modded Mercedes-Benz 300SLs Up For Sale

    Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuner AMG was only established in 1967 but the company has built a handful of original 300SLs in the past, including this 1954 gullwing. As the story goes, Brunei’s car crazy Sultan asked AMG if it could it take an original 300SL gullwing coupe and 300SL...

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL
    The Sound & The Glory Of The Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Video

    Owning a masterpiece of vintage automotive engineering is the dream of many of us. Maybe even all of us. But for one man, that dream is reality, in the form of a stunning 300SL--the original gullwing. Shared with us here, via eGarage, with the fitting title "Poetry in Motion," is one pristine...

  • Mercedes-Benz 300SL at Bonneville
    Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing At Bonneville: Video

    Where most people see a rare collectible, one owner sees the ultimate Bonneville racer.

  • A Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe at Amelia Island
    Mechanic Crashes Rare Mercedes-Benz 300SL

    An original Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing, similar to the one pictured above, was almost completely wrecked after a mechanic crashed the rare classic on a stretch of road near Pleidelsheim, Germany, last week. The car, one of 1,400 original 300SL gullwing coupes ever built, was in for scheduled...

  • Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL - Image: Wikipedia
    Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes 300SL Coupe Heads To Auction

    In August, a 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Convertible Coupe once owned by legendary Hollywood star Clark Gable crossed the block at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach auction. Despite bids that reached $6.4 million, the price failed to meet the current owner’s reserve, and the car was not...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe pre-production #41 of 50

    If you've got $850,000 burning a hole in your (gigantic) pocket, we'd be hard-pressed to suggest a better buy than this 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe prototype. Though the car somehow shows 73,771 miles on the odometer, it is fantastic condition, inside, outside, and underneath, with only minimal wear or corrosion. It's available for sale on eBay Motors. Barnfinds speculates that the car could, perhaps, be the 1955 Detroit Auto Show display car, or have some other hidden history in its missing years up to 1962, as it has the rare NSL engine not often fitted in steel-body SLs. As one...

  • 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL for sale on eBay
    1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Barn Find

    Our experience tells us that when something sounds too good to be true, it often is. Take this 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe, for example: it’s only got 31,000 miles on the odometer, and is a two-owner car that’s being offered for sale on eBay. Call us paranoid, but that would be our...

  • Wooden Mercedes-Benz 300SL on eBay.de
    Wooden Mercedes 300SL Replica: Break Out The Furniture Polish

    As manufacturing becomes ever more automated, it's much easier to appreciate the work of traditional craftsmen, slaving over blocks of wood for hours on end and producing works of art entirely by hand. It certainly makes us appreciate the work that went into this teak, full-scale 1955 Mercedes-Benz...

  • Mercedes-Benz destroys 300 SL replica
    Want A Replica 300SL? Tough Luck, Says Mercedes

    Replicas can be a divisive topic among gearheads. Owning a replica isn't the same as owning the real thing, but it does allow people the illusion of owning their dream car--and if that dream car is incredibly rare or expensive, then a good replica can be the next best thing. If that car is the...

  • 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL found in British estate sale
    1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing barn find

    Proof you can still find some of the rarest of rare automobiles rotting away in a damp garage or barn somewhere is this original 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘gullwing’ coupe found during an estate sale in the UK recently. The original 300SL, both in its coupe and roadster bodystyles, is...

  • Natalie Wood's Mercedes-Benz 300SL
    Natalie Wood's Mercedes-Benz 300SL Heads To Amelia Island

    Movie buffs traveling to this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will be in for a pleasant surprise: among all the classic rides on display will be Natalie Wood's Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The car will be one of several 300SLs on hand to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Mercedes-Benz's first Le...

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