1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe Vehicle Profile

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing photograph

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Coupe
This Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing was introduced in 1954 when only 146 units were produced.

This 1955 model is powered by an overhead-cam, fuel-injected, inline, 183 cubic-inch (3.0-liter) 6-cylinder engine developing 190 horsepower. The engine is coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission and can go from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds with a top speed of 152 miles per hour.

The chassis gave the car strength and lightness ('SL' stands for 'Sports Light'), but there was a problem: an essential part of the frame lay right where the door hinge in a conventional car would have been. The solution: put the hinge on the roof and let the door swing up.

In 1957, it was the end of the line for the Gullwing, and it took its place in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2019 4
2018 4
2017 6
2016 8
2015 5
2014 5
2013 11
2012 8
2011 11
2010 6

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$1,267,505$1,435,0004
2018$1,499,720$1,875,0004
2017$1,292,119$1,677,5006
2016$1,221,410$1,430,0008
2015$1,441,000$1,650,0005
2014$1,624,600$2,530,0005
2013$1,249,156$2,035,00011
2012$1,183,124$4,620,0008
2011$704,405$1,375,00011
2010$632,101$715,0006

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500316
Sold for $1,155,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Gullwing' Coupé
Chassis#: 198.040.55.00742
Sold for $1,370,020
  2019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500378
Sold for $1,435,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
Chassis#: 198.040.5500548
Sold for $1,110,000
  2019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500695
Sold for $1,270,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500800
Sold for $1,435,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
Chassis#: 198.040.5500543
Sold for $1,875,000
  2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon
Chassis#: 198.040 5500696
Sold for $1,418,881
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Sold for $1,352,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Sold for $1,677,500
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500512
Sold for $1,265,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500771
Sold for $919,600
  2017 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL 'Gullwing' Coupé
Chassis#: 198.40.5500823
Sold for $1,080,613
  2017 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500098
Sold for $1,457,500
  2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500654
Sold for $1,430,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing image  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe
Chassis#: 198.04035500548
Sold for $1,155,000
  2016 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500799
Sold for $1,392,160
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monaco
 
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL 'GULLWING' COUPÉ
Chassis#: 198.040-55 00037
Sold for $1,184,411
  2016 Bonhams - Goodwood Members' Meeting
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500397
Sold for $1,265,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING COUPE
Chassis#: 198.040.5500587
Sold for $902,000
  2016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.55001542019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona $1,200,000$1,400,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.55007992018 RM Sothebys : London $950,000$1,250,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing19804055001542018 Mecum : Monterey$1,000,000$1,300,000$1,400,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.55006262017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction $1,350,000$1,500,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé008102015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale $1,000,000$1,300,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Sportabteilung Gullwing198.040.55006402015 RM Sotheby's NY Auction : Driven By Distruption $5,000,000$7,000,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing198.040-55001292015 Historics at Brookland $925,000$1,125,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing198.043.55007862015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $5,500,000$6,500,000
1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SL papillon198.040.55002782015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $1,200,000$1,300,000
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING 2014 Mecum Dallas$1,200,000  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing198.040.55006742013 RM Auctions Amelia Island$910,000$1,000,000$1,250,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing198.043-55007862012 RM Auctions London$2,400,000  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $550,000$650,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe19804045000322010 RM Auctions Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook$460,000$475,000$575,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL GullwingGW10062009 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Houston Classic Auction $125,000$150,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island$375,000$475,000$550,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$510,000  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$500,000$600,000$700,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $400,000$500,000
1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing19804355007862004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$770,000$800,000$1,000,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Coupe19804055001732004 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island$715,000$800,000$1,000,000
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe 2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$285,000  
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing 2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$275,000  
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ GULLWING COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$80,000  

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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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