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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL


Chassis number : 198.042.7500081

Mercedes-Benz 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL History Specifications
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Sold for $726,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $1,512,500 at 2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale.
In mid-1962, Dr. James M. Mozley of Baltimore, Maryland became the second owner of this 300 SL Roadster. At the time, the car showed approximately 24,000 miles on the odometer. Dr. Mozley kept he car for the next 50 years until his death at age 89.

This Roadster was the 81st example built, placing it within the first 5% of roadster production. The car has features common only to the early roadsters, such as the lack of an outer lock cylinder on the passenger side, and smooth leather seats with ventilation holes that appear only between the pleats.

Dr. Mozley added just over 31,000 miles to the cars odometer during his half century of ownership. At some point in its history, a second mirror was added to the left fender. In 2006, Dr. Mozely enlisted the assistance of his longtime mechanic to conduct a major service of the 300 SL. Work included the rebuilding of the upper and lower portions of the engine, as well as clutch and brake service. The car has had a partial repaint in its original color of Red (DB 534) and appears to retain its original black leather interior. The car has its factory tool roll, owner's manual, and head protector pads for the bows of the soft top.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2013

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2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,400,000-USD $1,700,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,512,500

2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $825,000 
Sale Price :
USD $726,000

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198.042.7500038
Sold for USD$1,600,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sold for USD$1,375,000
  2022 Mecum Indy
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.7500064
Sold for USD$1,352,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500603
Sold for USD$1,655,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 300SL1980427500532
Sold for USD$1,045,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198.042.7500178
Sold for USD$1,274,289
  2021 RM Sothebys : Milan 2021
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sold for USD$907,500
  2021 Mecum : Indy 2021
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500592
Sold for USD$1,066,500
  2021 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2021 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING
Chassis#: 198.040.7500027
Sold for USD$1,254,000
  2020 Gooding : Geared Online
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198 042 7500518
Sold for USD$986,346
  2020 Artcurial Motorcars : Monaco
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500094
Sold for USD$995,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500397
Sold for USD$758,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500594
Sold for USD$839,042
  2020 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500555
Sold for USD$973,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 1980427500152
Sold for USD$1,142,950
  2019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500547
Sold for USD$1,026,603
  2019 RM Sothebys : Paris
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500229
Sold for USD$1,006,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198042-7500328
Sold for USD$984,672
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500184
Sold for USD$852,500
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 

Mercedes-Benz 300SLs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2022 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.75002332020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey $1,100,000$1,200,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2020 Mecum : Indy   
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042.75005322020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $950,000$1,100,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.75006032019 RM Sothebys : Monterey $1,200,000$1,400,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster to SLS aluminium competition specifications19804275002202017 Bonhams : The Chantilly Sale $1,500,000$2,500,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042.75002992017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,000,000$1,200,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198042-75004322016 Bonhams : Bond Street Auction $1,000,000$1,200,000
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER198042.75002512016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $1,150,000$1,350,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.75003782016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island$950,000$1,000,000$1,300,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.75001882015 RM Sotheby's London Auction $650,000$850,000
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER198.042-75002702015 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction $1,100,000$1,300,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster19804275006042015 Mecum : Monterey$1,450,000$1,500,000$2,000,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL75002392015 Motostalgia Auction Indianapolis Brickyard $1,750,000$2,000,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster75006042014 Mecum Monterey$1,650,000$1,750,000$2,250,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042.75004142012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla$625,000$700,000$800,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Road Race Replica 2011 Bonhams Classic California $50,000$70,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.75003622010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $575,000$650,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster19804275001142006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona$250,000$275,000$325,000

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