1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe Vehicle Profile

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Coupe
Just 1400 300SL coupes were produced before the convertible took its place in 1957. New, the gullwing has a price tag of about $7,300. That would translate to about $60,000 in 2011 dollars, a figure that's less than 10 percent of an original gullwing's minimum market value today.

The fuel injection system in the engine raised output to 215 horsepower at 5800 RPM. Mated with a four-speed manual transmission, it was capable of propelling the gullwing to a top speed of 161 mph, making it the fastest car of its day.

Like the race car, the production version had a lightweight tubular space frame, but with its own designation: W198. More significant, it had its own engine specification. The 300 SL race car was carburetor. The overhead cam inline six in the production gullwing was fed by a fuel injection system, a first for a production automobile.


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1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.4500034
Sold for $1,178,638
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Sold for $1,089,601
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.4500080
Sold for $1,380,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.4500128
Sold for $1,155,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.4500116
Sold for $1,358,500
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.4500120
Sold for $1,045,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING COUPE
Chassis#: 198.040.4500105
Sold for $1,166,000
  2015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 
1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING COUPE
Chassis#: 198.040.4500130
Sold for $1,347,500
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG
Chassis#: 198.040.4500125
Sold for $1,117,353
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe
Sold for $871,714
  2012 Coys Auction - Monaco 'Legende et Passion'
 
1954 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING
Chassis#: 4500129
Sold for $2,200,000
  2012 Barrett-Jackson at Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe
Chassis#: 1980404500049
Sold for $544,500
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG Coupé
Chassis#: 1980404500066
Sold for $755,416
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Sold for $605,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Sold for $365,318
  2006 Coys Auction -Grandes Marques - Maastricht
 
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
Sold for $209,000
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé198.040.45000492019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $800,000$1,000,000
1954 Merecedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing45000242016 Rick Cole : Monterey $1,400,000$1,600,000
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.45001012016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction $1,200,000$1,400,000
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.45000802015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $1,500,000$1,800,000
1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.45000032014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $3,500,000$4,500,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.4500080
Engine Num: 198.98.4500093
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.4500116
Engine Num: 198.980.4500136
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1954 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.4500120
Engine Num: 198.980.4500134
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1.98E+12
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.5500368
Engine Num: 198.980.5500388
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.5500637
Engine Num: 198.980.5500630
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.5500654
Engine Num: 198.980.5500701
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.5500664
Engine Num: 198.980.5500716
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Alloy Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.043.5500208
Engine Num: 198.980.5500218
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Alloy Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.043.5500786
Engine Num: 198.980.5500728
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1980405500229
Engine Num: 1989805500246
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.0406500294
Engine Num: 198.0406500290
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1980406500233
Engine Num: 1989806500224
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1980406500278
Engine Num: 1989806500271
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Coupe
Chassis Num: 6500287
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.7500077
Engine Num: 198.980.7500072
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.75.00195
Engine Num: 198.980.75.00130
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500081
Engine Num: 198.980.7500097
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500089
Engine Num: 198.042.7500089
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500568
Engine Num: 198.010.1097150
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500569
Engine Num: 198.980.7500545
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500603
Engine Num: 198.980.7500567
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500661
Engine Num: 198.980.7500691
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Rallye Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.7500666
Engine Num: 198.980.7500693
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 1980427 500116
Engine Num: 1989807 500115


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