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Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1952 to 1962
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In the early 1950s Mercedes-Benz decided to build a competitive new car for international sportscar racing. They built ten cars, won most of the races in 1952, including Le Mans, Carrera Panamericana Mexico, Swiss GP, runners-up at the Mille Miglia and many others. Then they were stored away.
A regular customer of ours fell in love with the sleek purposeful shape and asked us to build one. We constructed the space frame chassis, shaped the aluminium gullwinged body and started up the racing engine. Then this too got to be stored away. Perhaps it will one day compete in the Retro Carrera in Mexico.
As it was intended to do.




 
Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
My Gullwing came from California with only 17000
miles, our first 300SL, it won most of the awards on
display. Sold to buy the 380.
   


1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing


  1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
this Gullwing had been 'restored' in France. Then we
started again.
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL



1959 Roadster restored for the Mercedes museum,
Germany

 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Owner wanted a show car, converted to RHD, chrome
Rudge wheels.
   
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, Hong Kong
car
300SL Roadster back to original LHD.


1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster


1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster