1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe / 4500079 Chassis Information

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Coupe
Chassis #: 4500079
In 1954 Leopold 'Poldi' Bentley was the importer of Mercedes-Benz cars into Western Canada. An Austrian by birth, he fled Vienna with his family in 1938 and settled in British Columbia. He changed his name from Leopold Bloch-Bauer and founded a furniture and paneling veneer company called Pacific Veneer, that later became Canfor Corporation.

He ordered a fully loaded silver on red 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. The car was optioned with everything but Rudge Wheels. The car was used solely as a factory demonstrator for Poldi's new company, Mercedes-Benz Distributor West Ltd. The year was now 1956 and 0079 had done its duty, and was due for its first owner. That first owner took the car to his summer home in Western Canada and there it stayed for over 5 decades, driving it sparingly.

In the early 1990s, the car was entrusted to 300 SL restorer Rudi Koniczek and his team at Rudi and Company in Vancouver BC. They repainted the car in the early 1990s. While they were at it they did the interior leather and headliner.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2014

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 2
2017 1
2016 1
2015 1
2014 2
2012 2
2011 1
2009 1
2008 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,267,500$1,380,0002
2017$1,358,500$1,358,5001
2016$1,045,000$1,045,0001
2015$1,166,000$1,166,0001
2014$1,232,427$1,347,5002
2012$1,535,857$2,200,0002
2011$544,500$544,5001
2009$755,416$755,4161
2008$605,000$605,0001
2006$365,318$365,3181

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
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 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 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 4500016
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 5500712
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 300SL1957 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.040.7500033
Engine Num: 198.980.7500050
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: 198.042.7500081
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: 198.042.7500299
Engine Num: 198.9823/0000107
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: 198.042.7500661
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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