1955 mercedes gull wing




1955 mercedes gull wing

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  • One of only 29 aluminum-bodied examples originally produced; only 2% of total Gullwing production; Features the most desirable factory upgrades and options.

    At Classic Driver, we offer a worldwide selection of Mercedes-Benz SLs for sale. Use the filters to Mercedes-Benz SL - Gullwing. USD 1 .

    The mercedes-benz sl gullwing is a rare enough car as there were only 3 examples ever built. of those only 1 were coupes. so.

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    Here's how to disable adblocking on our site. Upon completion, the car was repainted in traditional Mercedes-Benz silver and retrimmed in its original color of red leather. Opening the trunk reveals the full-sized spare and tire, with accompanying jack. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mercedes-Benz W The finish of the SL is of the highest level and the car retains a very correct appearance.

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    1955 mercedes gull wing

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    Yet more was to be desired. The car also featured fully independent suspension in addition to its fuel-injected, 3. A mph top speed and 0—60 acceleration of approximately eight seconds, depending on the rear-end ratio selected from five options, made the SL the fastest production automobile of its time. Appropriate for an automobile that Max Hoffman had almost single-handedly willed into being, the production SL made its debut in the United States, not in Germany, which was a Mercedes first.

    More than 1, of the 1, cars produced between and early were delivered through Hoffman, to whose showrooms the rich and famous flocked. The SL was as much a status symbol in its time as it is today, as it was favored by everyone from Hollywood stars to racing legends to genuine royalty.

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    It all added to the romance of a car that seemed destined to become a legend the moment production began. It had all of the right ingredients: Unlike the majority of U. A subsequent long-term owner included Ottmar Thomas of Visalia, California. It was later purchased by the well-known racing driver and Mercedes-Benz restorer Lothar Motsenbacher. Before joining the collection of its present owner some years ago, the car was repainted the famous Mercedes-Benz Silver DB , a finish that it still wears today.

    Aside from that older repaint, which shows the minor cracking and chips expected from age, the car appears very original. In particular, the engine bay is patinated but correct and honest, without the overdone polish of many modern SL restorations.

    1955 mercedes gull wing

    The bumper and chrome grille have been re-plated, but all of the remaining chrome is original. The interior is as worn-in and welcoming as one could wish for, with the original Roser leather broken-in on the seats but not cracked or split, although the floor mats are no longer present. Carpeting behind the rear seats has been replaced, but the original white steering wheel shows wonderful patina.

    Opening the trunk reveals the full-sized spare and tire, with accompanying jack. There is something to be said, however, for an automobile that has been selectively refinished only as necessary over the years, preserving so much of its original authenticity and character. The car offered is one such example, and it awaits a new owner to enjoy it as-is, with all of its considerable charm intact, in an era of enjoyment, born anew.

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