Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé W198
searched Matching Numbers vehicle
delivered as the only coupe in the color tundra green
|Cylinder capacity in ccm||2.996|
|Transmission||4-speed manual transmission|
|Production period||1954 - 1957|
It can already be called a sensation when a "one-off" Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé comes onto the market. On 17.12.1954 it rolled off the production line at Mercedes-Benz in a bright and sporty-looking green, in keeping with the zeitgeist of the 1950s: in tundra green. Only one vehicle was given the privilege of wearing this special Fabre from birth. The interior in elegant fabric/check, with sporty Rudge hubcap rims, a matching luggage set and the bumper horns so beloved in the USA.
Max Hofmann, the Mercedes-Benz importer for America, and his team had ordered the car from the factory. For a customer in the USA, according to the rumor it was the manager of the young and successful Rock n Roll musician Buddy Holly. After the sad plane crash and death of Buddy Holly and his friends in 1959, the car was driven very little. The trail of the car was lost somewhat until the 1980s when the car found a new home in Germany. A businessman very well known in Mercedes-Benz classic circles and a passionate Mercedes-Benz enthusiast had purchased the car. A club friend had helped him to import the car to Germany. He kept the car in his possession for some years and sold it in 1990 to an entrepreneur in the very north of Germany. The new owner had clear ideas about how he would like the 300 SL and implemented these ideas as part of a major overhaul of the car. The body was separated from the frame and reworked piece by piece to a high standard. Blue is the color of the sea and blue is popular on the North Sea and Baltic Sea. In short, the paint structure was created in elegant blue metallic. The interior was kept in beige leather to match. For more than 30 years the car remained in the possession and gave the family great pleasure.
When the opportunity arose to acquire the vehicle, we did not hesitate for long. Such a unique piece, if the color scheme is restored to original, is very rare on the market. The condition is excellent, the 300 SL runs powerful and pleasant. Even the current blue metallic has its charm. So it is left to the gusto of the future owner how the future color scheme impressively underlines the already breathtakingly beautiful line of the gullwing. Should the desire be directed towards originality, we can certainly submit a suitable offer for the retrofit in high quality. Do not miss this special opportunity, we will be happy to advise you.
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