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Bhuvan Chowdhary

Cars

October 30th, 2015

The appeal of the already beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gets elevated to stratospheric levels when one comes to know there were only four of these particular models ever made. This 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Sportabteilung” Gullwing is one of them.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Front Right Three Quarters

This W198 Gullwing is one of the most rarest and the most desirable of any 300 SL model till date. It was prepared by the Sportabteilung specially for racing and was entered at the prestigious Tour de France, driven by none other than the legendary Sir Sterling Moss. The car still has all its racing features from back in the day, including the very desirable NSL-specification engine. Moss took an impressive overall second position in that race sporting the #149.

Now after several years of spending time in the storage, this beautifully restored car will be going up on auction at the RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption sale that is set to take place on December 10, 2015 in New York.

Images courtesy: RM Sotheby’s

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Action Front Right Three Quarters 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Action Left Front Three Quarters 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Action Rear Right Three Quarters 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Action Rear 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Dashboard 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Engine 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Front Action 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing FRont Bumper 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Front Left three Quarters action
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Front 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Gear Knob 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Instrument Cluster 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Interiors and Wheel 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Right Rear Three Quarters 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Rear 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Right Side Open Doors 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Seats 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Sportabteilung' Gullwing Side Vents

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