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1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster / 198.042.10.003207 Vehicle Information

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

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Sold for $2,035,000 at 2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale.
It would nearly impossible to follow the 300SL Gullwing, but not only would be the Roadster version of the 300SL become very popular in its own right, in many ways, it would create a legend all its own.

Production of the Gullwing would come to an end in 1957. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz would phase in their Roadster version. Sharing the same basic dimensions and character, the Roadster would seem a hand-me-down version of the Gullwing, but that would be far from the truth as the Roadster model would introduce many new features, including disc brakes, that would make it a solid perform in its own right.

Production of the Roadster would carry on into the early 1960s with the final few beginning construction in late 1963. Those that would be finished in 1964 would be the last of the 300SL Roadster. Chassis 003207 would be one of those last ones.

Over the course of six years, Mercedes-Benz would produce nearly 1,860 examples of the Roadster. Only 218 of this total number would be produced with disc brakes and an alloy-block. Numbering of the chassis would suggest 003207 would be among the last fifty to be built. Actual construction of the car would begin in late-1963. The scheduled delivery of the Roadster was to take place in late-February of 1964. This delivery date would make it one of the last three to ever leave the Mercedes-Benz factory.

Initially, the Roadster was to head to Iran. However, it is unknown as to whether the car actually made the trip or not. What is known is that by 1971, 003207 would be in the Seattle area. The car would be owned by Phil Smart Mercedes-Benz at the time. Later that year, the car would be sold to a gentleman from Bellingham, Washington. Even at this time the car was still in a highly original state.

Eventually, the 300SL would find itself parked in a garage. However, a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast would come along and discover the car. It would be purchased and would join a collection that already included a Gullwing and another Roadster. Though just one of a number of 300SLs, 003207 would find a special place in the collection as it would remain with the owner for more than 40 years.

All through the four decades of ownership the Roadster would remain highly original and untouched. Original paint, hardware and panels all comprise this remarkable 300SL Roadster. Having less than 50,000 miles, this 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is certainly an exceptional example of the Roadster legend.

Sources:
'1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL News, Pictures, Specifications and Information', (http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z9721/Mercedes-Benz-300-SL.aspx). Conceptcarz.com: From Concept to Production. http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z9721/Mercedes-Benz-300-SL.aspx. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

Danielson, C. 'eMercedesBenz Feature: The 1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Sport Coupe', (http://emercedesbenz.com/Jul08/03_001238_eMercedesBenz_Feature_
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1964-mercedes-benz-300-sl-roadster/. Retrieved 17 February 2014.

By Jeremy McMullen


2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,600,000-USD $2,000,000 
Sale Price :
USD $2,035,000

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with Factory Hardtop
Chassis#: 198042-10-003245
Sold for USD$1,133,463
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003116
Sold for USD$1,930,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003254
Sold for USD$2,530,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198 042 10 003222
Sold for USD$3,694,839
  2018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sold for USD$1,200,000
  2017 Auctions America : Fort Lauderdale
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003123
Sold for USD$1,275,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003135
Sold for USD$1,410,640
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003170
Sold for USD$1,512,500
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198042.10.003174
Sold for USD$1,815,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 
1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003207
Sold for USD$2,035,000
  2014 Gooding & Company - Amelia Island Sale
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003142
Sold for USD$1,622,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198042.10.003202
Sold for USD$1,430,000
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003228
Sold for USD$1,595,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Sold for USD$396,000
  2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 198.042-10-003239
Sold for USD$330,000
  2006 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2006
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.0031352019 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba $1,400,000$1,600,000
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.0032282019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona $1,750,000$2,250,000
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.0031702018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az. $1,600,000$1,800,000
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198042100031232016 Rick Cole : Monterey $1,400,000$1,600,000
1963 Mercedes-Benz 300sl Roadster198042100032192015 Mecum : Monterey$1,500,000$1,900,000$2,200,000
1963 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER198042100031912014 Mecum Monterey$1,750,000$2,200,000$2,500,000

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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

1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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