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[DMV] Car - 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster [ENDS: 10/01/2019]

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Vehicle year: 1963

Vehicle brand: Mercedes-Benz
Vehicle make: 300 SL Roadster
VIN: Inquire
Mileage: 37314 (original!)

Description:
At the 1957 Geneva Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz introduced a convertible version of the celebrated 300 SL coupe “Gullwing,” the 300 SL roadster. In an early suggestion of the increasing focus the manufacturer would place on luxury cars over the ensuing decades, the new roadster was above all a more refined car than its winged predecessor.

There was no denying the 300 SL’s mechanical performance, which had decidedly improved in the roadster, with the updated six-cylinder engine receiving the competition camshaft used in the NSL racing coupes, good for a boost of 20 hp. Handling also benefited from a revised rear suspension with a lower axle pivot-point, minimizing the tendency for oversteer. Despite the added weight of chassis reinforcement required by an open model, the roadster was every bit the performance car that the Gullwing had proven itself to be.

The roadster’s overwhelmingly luxurious character, however, generally obscured its performance capabilities. With a convertible top, the model was never subject to the uncomfortably hot cabin that beguiled the coupe, and the roadster’s redesigned tube frame afforded lower door sills, facilitating far easier access than the Gullwing’s challenging ingress and egress.

The new 300 SL was an improvement on the Gullwing in nearly every capacity, at least from a road-going perspective, and it has since evolved into one of Stuttgart’s most collectible models, a darling of both concours fields and vintage rallies.

One of the very desirable late-production 300 SL roadsters equipped with both disc brakes and an alloy engine block, only 210 of which were built, the example offered here was originally delivered in what must surely be the most desirable color combination, Black (DB 040) with a Black leather (953) interior.

 

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Starting bid: $1,350,000
Minimum increase: $15,000
Buyout: $2,100,000


Auction end date: 10th of January, 2019
Contact details: Inquire

 

 

((Current auction is held by the Vehicle Team as announced in the November update.))

Edited by Mogs

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On 1/4/2019 at 6:29 AM, TheNeonGuy said:

Name: Whitefield
Under Offer For Starting: $50,000

Name: Motorcars of Los Santos 

Comment: This car isn't for you sir/madam.

This car is far more suited for someone 2ho can afford to splurge a bit and spend around the $1,350,000 asking price for this beautiful car.

 

I highly suggest investing your cash into something that'll potentially earn you some more cash and not wasting the auctioneers time... These cars are incredibly rare, do not waste their time please.

 

Don't get offended, as you did by the previous comment. We at Motorcars of Los Santos are just offering smart advice, same as the previous comment that you got offended by 🤷‍♂️

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