1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Delivered New to Famed Conductor Herbert von Karajan | Factory Rudge-Wheel Example
Estimate: $1,100,000 - $1,400,000
SOLD $1,435,000
Chassis: 198.040.5500378
Engine: 198.980.5500354
*Please note that this vehicle is titled by the last seven digits of the chassis number. Online bidding is not available for this vehicle.

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

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


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