Lot 39

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

SOLD $1,435,000

Estimate

$1,100,000 - $1,400,000

Chassis

198.040.5500378

Engine

198.980.5500354

Car Highlights

Ordered New by Herbert von Karajan, Famed Austrian Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic

Long-Term California Ownership of at Least 54 Years

Sequestered in Dry, Static Storage from 1984–2018

Matching-Numbers Engine and Original Rudge-Wheel Example per Factory Build Sheet

An Extraordinary Find by Any Measure

Technical Specs

2,996 SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

220 BHP at 5,800 RPM

Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

4-Wheel Drum Brakes

Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs

Rear Swing-Axle Suspension with Coil Springs

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle is titled by the last seven digits of the chassis number. Online bidding is not available for this vehicle.

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