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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Vehicle Profile

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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was the first version of the SL-Class grand tourer. They were the fastest production car of its day. Introduced in 1954 as a distinctive two-seat coupe, with gull-wing doors, it would later be offered as an open roadster.

United States Mercedes-Benz distributor Max Hoffman created the idea to produce a toned-down Grand Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts. The timing was perfect, as the booming post-war American market was eager to own vehicles that would stand out.

Mercedes accepted the gamble and introduced the new 300 SL: 300 for its 3.0 liter engine displacement and SL for Sport Leicht (Sport Light). It was introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show rather than the Frankfurt or Geneva where new models usually made their debuts.

The media and public were impressed and it was a success. Even today, the iconic 300SL stands alone with its distinctive doors, first-ever production fuel injection, and world's fastest top speed. The original coupe was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1957 to 1963.

This 300SL Roadster is an unrestored example that has survived in exceptional condition. The original owner passed away in 1976, and records indicate the car had a mere 16,000 miles on the odometer. The car was stored until 1989 when the original owners' wife decided to sell it.


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1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003069
Sold for USD$1,540,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster with Hardtop
Chassis#: 19804210003042
Sold for USD$1,168,122
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003091
Sold for USD$1,485,000
  2016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003010
Sold for USD$1,325,000
  2015 Rick Cole Monterey
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.002992
Sold for USD$1,127,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003044
Sold for USD$1,441,134
  2013 RM Auctions - VILLA ERBA
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003003
Sold for USD$836,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Arizona
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198042-10.003019
Sold for USD$687,500
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 198.042.10.003020
Sold for USD$951,500
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#: 3045
Sold for USD$525,000
  2009 Mecum - Kissimmee, FL Auction
 
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Sold for USD$228,250
  2004 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1962 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER198.042.10.0030502015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction $1,600,000$1,800,000
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.0030602015 Gooding & Company Arizona $1,750,000$2,250,000
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster198.042.10.0030102015 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$1,550,000$1,700,000$2,000,000
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 2008 Mecum St. Charles, IL Auction$575,000  
1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster 2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$200,000  

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Sold for $1,034,000
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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

1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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