Auction Block: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Nov 14, 2018

Category: Rides

While Enzo Ferrari famously preferred the Jaguar E-Type, we don’t think it’s outside of the realm of possibility to say that the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing might very well be the most beautiful car of all time. And it’s very easy to see why, especially when you gaze upon an immaculate example, like this one from 1955 that’s headed to the auction block.

Having gone through a comprehensive restoration from 1992-1993, this absurdly well-kept super coupe benefitted from consistent and responsible ownership — including a 40-year stretch during which it was held by a single company. In fact, it still boasts the license plate issued to it back in 1979, meaning it might be the last one in the USA with original black plates. Done up in iconic DB-180 silver grey with an updated black leather upholstered interior, this is one of the rarest and most handsome examples of perhaps the most impactful vehicle in Mercedes-Benz’s rich history. And it can be yours if you’ve got between $1,014,000 and $1,352,000 to spend.

Purchase: $1,014,000+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Rides

Ken Onion & CRKT Teamed On A Low-Profile Folder Perfect For EDC

The Stylus is one of four new knives Onion has designed for the company.

Posted By Johnny Brayson

Partner

lululemon's Fast And Free Windbreaker Rethinks Traditional Running Outerwear

Crafted using stretchy SpeedWeave fabric for an uninhibited range of motion.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

Mercedes-Benz Finally Unveils Its EQS Sedan, The First True Luxury EV

There's a dual-motor AWD variant good for 516hp and 478 miles of range.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

Flying Cars May Finally Arrive In 2026 & You Can Pre-Order This One Right Now

The first consumer drive & fly eVTOL is now taking orders.

Posted By

Apr 16, 2021

Featured Image

This Eye-Catching Custom CB550 Cafe Racer Motorcycle Could Be Yours

A breathtaking build that started its life as an amateur's unfinished effort.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021

Featured Image

This 1946 Indian Chopper Started The Roland Sands Design Motorcycle Legacy

A one-off Performance Machine two-wheeler more than 50 years in the making.

Posted By

Apr 15, 2021