1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing - Factory Equipped Rudge
WheelsThis special order, factory equipped Rudge wheel Gullwing
remains in charming, largely original condition as a longtime
California car recently coming out of 40 years of private
ownership. Presented today in its original color combination and
retaining its matching numbers engine, this uber-desirable spec 300
SL coupe is primed for recommissioning to be used as-is or as the
perfect candidate for full concours restoration. Chassis no.
198.0405500457. Engine no. 198.9805500508. Body no. 198.0405500457.
Matching numbers. DB 534G Fueurwehrrot paint. Original gray leather
interior. Largely original condition throughout. US Delivery.
Longtime California car. Original owners manual. Original concave
star. Original tools and bag. Original belly pans. Original jack
and spare wheel. Within the past several months, the Gullwing was
serviced and has been started for the first time in many years. As
testament to the robust nature of the W198 power-plant, this engine
runs strong but will require tuning for regular road use and
certainly the rest of the mechanicals on the car require
recommissioning for regular use. Importantly, chassis 5500457
retains its original, matching-numbers engine, original date coded
Rudge knock-off wheels as installed by the factory and remains in
largely original condition with no signs of significant rust or
accident. This Gullwing retains its original tool roll, jack,
owners manual, several registrations from previous ownership
tenures dating back decades and a charming original 1970s-era
California blue plate that reads, A 300 SL.Just out of 40 years of
private ownership, this 300 SL Gullwing remains in usable, largely
original condition with its grey leather interior still in place
despite 65 years in its wake. With scant few of these
ultra-desirable, factory equipped Rudge wheel 300 SL Gullwings
remaining in unrestored condition in the world today, this longtime
California example of Mercedes most prized design is a rare
opportunity to own and enjoy a matching numbers Gullwing on the
road as-is or as an exceptional candidate for concours restoration.
Chassis no. 198.0405500457Engine no. 198.9805500508Body no.
198.0405500437 Matching numbers DB 534G Fueurwehrrot paint Original
gray leather interior Largely original condition throughout US
Delivery Longtime California car Original owners manual Original
concave star Original tools and bag Original belly pans Original
jack and spare Price: $1,295,000