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1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Vehicle Profile

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is actually an offshoot of the ferocious 300 SL Gullwing. Max Hoffman, the United States importer of Mercedes, is credited with prodding reluctant Mercedes management into building both a road going version of the Gullwing as well as the wonderful open air variant of the SL.

Mercedes-Benz introduced a Roadster version of the 300SL at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show. It effectively replaced the gullwing coupe which was retired that year. At $11,000 it was more expensive than the outgoing coupe and it benefited from a host of upgrades. Detail differences included larger front fenders, larger 'euro' headlights, a smaller grille, a rounder front windscreen and a chrome accent strip running down the side of the car. It has an inline six cylinder SOHC engine producing 250 bhp @ 6200 rpm and a four-speed manual transmission with a top speed of 130 mph.

The SL chassis configuration required quite a re-engineering to allow the addition of conventional doors to the design. They shrunk the fuel tank (to 26.4 gallons) and adapted passenger car rear suspension, which allowed for more supple and luxurious ride. Motivation came from a 3.0 liter, six-cylinder engine, featuring fuel injection and an increased compression ratio for the American Market. It has a cast iron block, topped with an alloy cylinder head. The transmission is a fully synchronized, four-speed unit.

The original owner was James E. Riley of Chicago, Illinois. The current owners are the fourth owners of the car. A full rotisserie restoration was completed on August 10, 2012.


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1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER WITH HARDTOP
Chassis#: 8500255
Sold for USD$1,004,094
  2020 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500087
Sold for USD$863,425
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500284
Sold for USD$1,028,000
  2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500669
Sold for USD$940,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 1980428500295
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: RD80428500215
Sold for USD$1,130,446
  2018 Silverstone Auctions : Silverstone Classic Sale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500154
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Sold for USD$1,407,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500327
Sold for USD$1,263,902
  2017 Bonhams : The Spa Classic Sale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500286
Sold for USD$957,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500154
Sold for USD$1,265,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500091
Sold for USD$1,035,776
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500094
Sold for USD$1,237,500
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500289
Sold for USD$1,022,560
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198.042.8.500.075
Sold for USD$970,495
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500244
Sold for USD$1,045,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500302
Sold for USD$984,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042-8500286
Sold for USD$792,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
 
1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 8500154
Sold for USD$727,100
  2013 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - Dry stored since 1988
Sold for USD$536,470
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.85002322019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,000,000$1,250,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster1980042-85000672019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $800,000$1,000,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.85002892019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $1,000,000$1,200,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042 85002822019 Artcurial : Retroobile $1,100,000$1,300,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster19804275003282019 Artcurial : Retroobile $1,000,000$1,200,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$950,000  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$1,000,000  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042-85002122015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $800,000$1,000,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster19804285000912013 Coys Blenheim Palace $400,000$450,000
1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster198-042-10-0024052013 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $450,000$500,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198042755006502011 RM Auctions London$627,900$360,000$400,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster75006902010 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$325,000$325,000$375,000
1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL198.042.85002982010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $340,000$400,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster19804275006892008 Automobiles of London$255,000$280,000$320,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042 10-9500072003 Bonhams An auction of Collectors Motor Cars and Automobili $195,000$230,000

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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

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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