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.
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