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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe

  • Chassis Number: 198.040.7500077
  • Engine Number: 198.980.7500072
This 1957 Gullwing is one of just 73 built very early in that year, before production moved to the new 300 SL Roadster. It was only three chassis before the final Gullwing built, and was delivered on May 7th of 1957, making it one of the final 300 SL coupes delivered to a customer.

The car was finished in Fire Engine Red with Black leather interior, and it was optioned for the United States with sealed-beam headlights and turn signals, English instruments, Becker Mexico radio with automatic antenna, and a rear-view mirror.

The car was shipped stateside from Hamburg to original owner George Mennen of Montclair, New Jersey. Joseph M. Stoytak of Springfield, Massachusetts, acquired the car from Mr. Mennen in 1978 and retained it for 30 years, then passed it to David Zagaroli of Hickory, North Carolina. In 2010, the car was acquired by Orin Smith.

By Daniel Vaughan | May 2017

2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $950,000-USD $1,050,000 
Sale Price :
USD $1,144,000

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#: 198.042.7500473
Sold for USD$1,105,000
  2024 Gooding & Co: Selections From The Mullin Collection Auction
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500510
Sold for USD$2,260,000
  2024 Broad Arrow Auctions : Amelia
 
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198.042.7500348
Sold for USD$2,012,500
  2024 Gooding : Amelia Island
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 'Outlaw'
Chassis#: 198.042.7500282
Sold for USD$1,199,880
  2023 RM Sothebys : Munich
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.7500115
Sold for USD$1,215,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Las Vegas
 
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 189.010.7500563
Sold for USD$1,050,000
  2023 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
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
 

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 Roadster19804275002332024 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,200,000$1,300,000$1,400,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster18901075005632024 Mecum : Kissimmee$1,200,000$1,450,000$1,500,000
1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER198.042.75006542023 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,200,000$1,400,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.75003852023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center $1,300,000$1,600,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.75002862023 Broad Arrow : Monterey Jet Center $1,850,000$2,200,000
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster75001152023 Mecum : 2023 Monterey$1,050,000$1,450,000$1,650,000
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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