1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a Gorgeous Gullwing
This 1956 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing was the first car ever listed on Bring a Trailer's premium page, and judging by the photos, the new owner seems to have gotten a pretty good deal.
It's not often you see a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing on the road, and with good reason: they're rare. This coupe is one of just 308 produced in 1956.
Photos courtesy of Bring a Trailer
This model is finished in its factory color which is Graphite Gray (code DB190). This paint job screams classic Mercedes-Benz.
Echoing the exterior is the Light Gray (code DB955) leather interior. The inside of the 300 SL is as fresh as you could ask for, but more on that later.
This model is running its original fuel-injected 3.0-liter inline-six powerplant. The engine was rebuilt at the start of the year and has barely been run in since.
Cars that are 63 years old don't just look like this, it takes a lot of time and effort. This model was taken to Raffi N. at the Pit Stop in Brisbane, California for a host of new parts.
Looks and Performance
The engine isn't the only part of this 300 SL which was refreshed. The car received an all-new leather interior and brake system while at Pit Stop in California.
The car's complete ownership chain is known and documented. This wasn't a hard task considering it had just three owners in its lifetime.
Ready to Go
When buying a vintage Mercedes, one of the issues on many people's minds will be reliability. This car starts on the button thanks to the extensive work carried out at Pit Stop. So its next owner can rest assured. Its odometer, which shows just 32,276 miles, should also inspire confidence.
This was the first car ever listed on Bring a Trailer's premium page. It had no reserve and, unfortunately for those who are interested, it was picked up earlier this month for just over $1.2 million.
For service and maintenance information on your car, check the how to section of MBWorld.com.