1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe / 198043-6500015 Chassis Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Coupe
Chassis #: 198043-6500015
This is one of only 29 alloy-bodied 300SL 'Gullwing' Coupe bodies hand built in the racing department of Mercedes-Benz in Unterturkheim, Germany, before being transported to the Sindelfingen factory where the complete cars were assembled. This Gullwing is the only alloy car with the original combination of Elephant Ivory paint, red tartan gabardine upholstered seats and cream trim. It also has the original high-performance specification NSL 2996-cc straight-6 engine that was fitted to only 4 percent of the Gullwings. The car was ordered by Robin Grant of Barnet Instruments in London and was later owned by racing driver and Le Mans entrant David Piper in the 1960s.

Chassis# 198043-6500015

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number 198043-6500015 Auction Sales History

2018 4
2015 1
2014 5
2013 2
2012 3
2011 2
2010 1
2009 6
2008 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,178,982$1,320,0004
2015$1,443,000$1,443,0001
2014$1,501,500$1,897,5005
2013$1,131,008$1,162,0162
2012$755,000$875,0003
2011$460,378$858,0002
2010$475,886$475,8861
2009$494,365$550,0006
2008$556,250$577,5002
2007$451,000$451,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500143
Sold for $1,127,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon
Chassis#: 198.040 6500180
Sold for $1,190,928
  2018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500292
Sold for $1,077,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500174
Sold for $1,320,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' - The 1956 International
Sold for $1,443,000
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.0406500280
Sold for $1,595,000
  2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 1980406500262
Sold for $1,320,000
  2014 Russo & Steele - Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500052
Sold for $1,292,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500299
Sold for $1,897,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500214
Sold for $1,402,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING COUPE
Chassis#: 1980406500075
Sold for $1,100,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500296
Sold for $1,162,016
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' Coupe
Chassis#: 198.0405500707
Sold for $875,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Chassis# 5500637, Matching Luggage
Chassis#: 5500637
Sold for $675,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500044
Sold for $715,000
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Saloon
Chassis#: 1869216500563
Sold for $62,756
  2011 Bonhams - The December Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500037
Sold for $858,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1956 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL GULLWING
Sold for $475,886
  2010 Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupé
Chassis#: 198040-6500206
Sold for $494,618
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing' Coupé
Chassis#: 1980406500160
Sold for $501,570
  2009 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 

No Sale

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon19804065000712017 Artcurial : Retromobile $1,200,000$1,400,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing19804065002142015 Mecum : Monterey$1,450,000$1,800,000$2,200,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.65002802015 Gooding & Company Arizona $1,550,000$1,850,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.55006462014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,400,000$1,800,000
1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing 2006 Russo and Steele Auction in Monterey   
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing19804065002732004 Bonhams Gentlemen's Sale $400,000$450,000
1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe 2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$185,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$190,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ GULLWING COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$250,000  

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