Two Stunning Unrestored Mercedes 300 SL's Are Up For Auction

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and its slightly heavier sibling, the 1957 300 SL Roadster, are to be auctioned off in August
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Two of the most desirable and stunning classic cars in the world are going under the hammer in August. A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing and its slightly heavier sibling, the 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, are to be auctioned off by Gooding & Company.

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The Gullwing is expected to sit around the million dollar mark and the SL Roadster between $800,000-$1,000,000 USD.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was built by Daimler-Benz and was introduced in 1954. The automotive mogul aimed to serve upscale performance enthusiasts with a toned down Grand-Prix car. Many referred to its commercial success by labelling it ‘a race car for the street.'

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Searching for these magnificent machines in their original form, untouched and unspoiled is ‘almost impossible’ according to Garth Hammers, specialist at Gooding & Company, who stated “Today, some 60 years on, it is almost impossible to find another pair of 300 SLS still in their original family ownership and unrestored.”

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The pair has clocked up a superficial amount of mileage, which is just another excuse for hungry car collectors to battle it out in August at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.