Put the word iconic in front of anything and its price will undoubtedly skyrocket. Case in point: The Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is an amazing and iconic model in the history of Mercedes’ vehicles, inspiring many of the models that succeeded, including the SLS AMG. One of the 29 models ever created was put up at the Gooding & Company auction where it was sold for $4.62 million, a new record for this vehicle.

So what’s so special about this Mercedes? Aside from its limited availability, the 300SL Gullwing was built off of the 300SL Racer and features an aluminum alloy body with stiffer, shorter springs that lowered the car and enhanced peak performance. It sits on wider rims housing vented brake drums and was about 200 lbs lighter than the standard steel-bodied version.

The specific Mercedes 300SL Gullwing that was auctioned off had a metallic silver gray exterior finish that was complimented by a blue leather interior. It was also outfitted with Rudge wheels, the NSL motor, and Plexiglas windows per aluminum-build specifications.

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9 comments:

  (1) posted on 02.18.2014

what am I missing? the headline says 62 million, but 4.62 million was a record for it.

  (596) posted on 03.2.2012

Gosh, it’s really pricey. The classical look on the front and the interior style, particularly the striped designs of the seats are complementary. They have applied technology as of today’s time too; gull wing doors are awesome!

  (463) posted on 02.21.2012

It really is amazing that even if this car is quite old version already, it still sells so much. I think the main reason is because it is a limited edition.

  (517) posted on 02.7.2012

Whoa! What a futuristic model with classical design on the front. I’m very shock about the expensive price of this model. Is this price good enough for this model?

  (777) posted on 02.1.2012

The $4.62 Million is not a joke. It’s a lot of money that this 1955 Mercedes tag priced. Looking on the Mercedes, you’ll find it still attractive, and you’ll find it hard to identify on what year it was manufactured since the car attributes remained and preserved.

  (502) posted on 01.30.2012

Whoa that was kind of expensive than I thought. I thought it was a million dollar, but the price is somehow reasonable since it took a good care to preserve it up to this year since 1955.

  (531) posted on 01.30.2012

Whoa that was kind of expensive than I thought. I thought it was a million dollar, but the price is somehow reasonable since it took a good care to preserve it up to this year since 1955.

  (473) posted on 01.26.2012

It’s good that they had preserved this Mercedes for decades and it also keeps the old fashion in cars. The antique collector would better grab this opportunity.

  (532) posted on 01.25.2012

I like the unique doors that look like a wings of seagulls. The car has a nice body with metallic silver gray color that fits the blue interior.

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