1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster / 198.042.8500154 Chassis Information

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL photograph

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Roadster
Chassis #: 198.042.8500154
Engine # 198.980.8500131
Sold for $1,265,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona.
Sold for $1,072,500 at 2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island.
Mercedes-Benz built 324 examples of the 300 SL Roadster in 1958. This particular example was originally equipped with US-specification sealed-beam headlamps, windshield washers, and Becker Mexico radio with antenna and dual speakers. It was finished in Hellblau (Light Blue, DB 334G) and the interior was trimmed with Red leather.

This Roadster was ordered through the manufacturer's distributor in London and is believed to have remained in Great Britain through 1981, after which was acquired by John Wenaas of Arizona. It was purchased by Jim Rogers in 2006. Mr. Rogers had the interior sympathetically restored, reupholstering the seats and doors in white leather with gray carpeting, and mounting whitewall tires.

After Mr. Rogers passing, his collection was offered in early 2013. Sold in January of 2013, it passed to Larry Pappo who treated the car to a restoration, costing nearly $190,000. The exterior was finished in the factory color of Anthracite and the interior was re-trimmed with gray leather and complementary carpets and floor mats.

The current caretaker acquired the car in January of 2016.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2018


2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,000,000-$1,250,000 
Sale Price :
$1,072,500

2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$1,250,000-$1,500,000 
Sale Price :
$1,265,000

2018 3
2017 3
2016 1
2015 2
2014 3
2013 3
2011 3
2008 2
2007 1
2006 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,091,815$1,130,4463
2017$1,209,467$1,407,5003
2016$1,265,000$1,265,0001
2015$1,136,638$1,237,5002
2014$1,012,685$1,045,0003
2013$834,533$984,5003
2011$494,797$574,1703
2008$511,500$528,0002
2007$434,500$434,5001
2006$233,044$233,0441

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 1980428500295
Sold for $1,072,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: RD80428500215
Sold for $1,130,446
  2018 Silverstone Auctions : Silverstone Classic Sale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500154
Sold for $1,072,500
  2018 Gooding & Co. : Amelia Island
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Sold for $1,407,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500327
Sold for $1,263,902
  2017 Bonhams : The Spa Classic Sale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500286
Sold for $957,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500154
Sold for $1,265,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500091
Sold for $1,035,776
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Villa Erba
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500094
Sold for $1,237,500
  2015 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500289
Sold for $1,022,560
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198.042.8.500.075
Sold for $970,495
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500244
Sold for $1,045,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL image  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500302
Sold for $984,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042-8500286
Sold for $792,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
 
1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 8500154
Sold for $727,100
  2013 Russo & Steele - Scottsdale
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster - Dry stored since 1988
Sold for $536,470
  2011 Coys - A217 True Greats
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.8500280
Sold for $373,750
  2011 Bonhams - Les Grandes Marques à Monaco
 
1958 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL ROADSTER
Sold for $574,170
  2011 Rétromobile
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 1980428500159
Sold for $528,000
  2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions
 
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sold for $495,000
  2008 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.85002322019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,000,000$1,250,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster1980042-85000672019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $800,000$1,000,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.85002892019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $1,000,000$1,200,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster19804275003282019 Artcurial : Retroobile $1,000,000$1,200,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042 85002822019 Artcurial : Retroobile $1,100,000$1,300,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$950,000  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$1,000,000  
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042-85002122015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $800,000$1,000,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster19804285000912013 Coys Blenheim Palace $400,000$450,000
1958 Mercedes 300SL Roadster198-042-10-0024052013 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia $450,000$500,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198042755006502011 RM Auctions London$627,900$360,000$400,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster75006902010 RM Auctions Automobiles of London$325,000$325,000$375,000
1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL198.042.85002982010 Bonhams Automobiles d'Exception á Rétromobile $340,000$400,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster19804275006892008 Automobiles of London$255,000$280,000$320,000
1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster198.042 10-9500072003 Bonhams An auction of Collectors Motor Cars and Automobili $195,000$230,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.8500154
Engine Num: 198.980.8500131
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.8500244
Engine Num: 198.980.8500245
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002439
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002477
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.9500096
Engine Num: 198.980.10.9300080
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300SL1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.9500015
Engine Num: 198.980.8500357
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002507
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002560
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002509
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002552
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002580
Engine Num: 10.0002632
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002607
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002663
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002623
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002681
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002753
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002817
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002756
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002839
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1961 HardTop Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.002898
Engine Num: 198.980.10.002959
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 19804210002707
Engine Num: 19898010002534
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 19804210002841
Engine Num: 19804210002899
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.003207
Engine Num: 198.982.10.000124
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1963 HardTop Coupe
Chassis Num: 198.042.10.003254
Engine Num: 198.982.10.000224
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 198042.10.003202
Engine Num: 198982.10.000164
Chassis information for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: 19804210003192
Engine Num: 198982-10-000097

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