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1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster / 198.042.10.9500096 Vehicle Information

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Sold for $693,000 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
This Mercedes-Benz 300SL was ordered through the Mercedes-Benz dealer in Tokyo, Japan by Colonel John Burnside. After the car accrued approximately 110,000 miles, the Colonel elected to have many of the engine components overhauled and commissioned Wolfgang Fengler of Diesel Research in Torrance, California, to perform the mechanical work.

The car retains its original black fabric top, complementing the original interior which still features the seat belts custom installed at the factory.

The Colonel ordered the car with the removable hardtop which still remains in its original shipping crate with the Colonel's name stenciled on the lid.

In 2012, the car was offered for sale by Gooding & Company at their Scottsdale, Az. auction. The car was estimated to sell for $675,000 - $825,000. The car found new ownership for the sum of $693,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2012


2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $675,000-USD $825,000 
Sale Price :
USD $693,000

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198042100002388
Sold for USD$779,255
  2019 Bonhams : The Bonmont Sale
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.9500093
Sold for USD$1,006,475
  2019 RM Sothebys : Essen
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 8500207
Sold for USD$990,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.9500070
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.9500036
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.002439
Sold for USD$1,842,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : The Andrews Collection
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.9500015
Sold for USD$1,430,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.9500096
Sold for USD$693,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.002439
Sold for USD$671,000
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1959 Mercedes-Benz
Chassis#: 19804210002723
Sold for USD$500,587
  2009 Coys Auction - Oldtimer Grand Prix Nurburgring
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 19804210002723
Sold for USD$568,604
  2008 Coys Auction - Fine Motor Cars, Blenheim Palace
 
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL 2 DOOR ROADSTER
Chassis#: 9500104
Sold for USD$478,500
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 2565
Sold for USD$416,437
  2006 Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198042109500046
Sold for USD$423,500
  2006 The Otis Chandler Collection Auction
 
1959 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL 2 DOOR ROADSTER
Chassis#: 9500104
Sold for USD$440,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198 042-10-002423
Sold for USD$179,544
  2004 Bonhams - The Goodwood Revival
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.95000152019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island $1,200,000$1,400,000
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042.85002972018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $1,100,000$1,300,000
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.0024482015 Gooding & Company Arizona $1,500,000$1,700,000
1959 Mercedes 300SL Roadster198.042-10-0025262010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $270,000$320,000
1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL hard top1862003 Bonhams An auction of Collectors Motor Cars and Automobili $8,000$10,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.8500154
Engine Num: 198.980.8500131
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.8500244
Engine Num: 198.980.8500245

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002439
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002477

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.9500096
Engine Num: 198.980.10.9300080
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL
1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.9500015
Engine Num: 198.980.8500357

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002507
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002560
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002509
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002552

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002580
Engine Num: 10.0002632
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002607
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002663

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002623
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002681
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002753
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002817

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002756
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002839
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1961 HardTop Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002898
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002959

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 19804210002707
Engine Num: 19898010002534

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 19804210002841
Engine Num: 19804210002899

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.003207
Engine Num: 198.982.10.000124
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1963 HardTop Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.003254
Engine Num: 198.982.10.000224

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198042.10.003202
Engine Num: 198982.10.000164

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 19804210003192
Engine Num: 198982-10-000097

1959 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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