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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 Gullwing1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Coupe
Max Hoffman, who also persuaded Porsche to build its Speedster and BMW it 507, persuaded Mercedes-Benz to build the 300SL Gullwing. Austrian-born Hoffman was the driving force behind the importation of interesting European cars in the early 1950s. Based in New York, his engine was boundless, his good taste infinite (both his house and Jaguar showroom had been designed by Frank Lloyd Wright) and his handshake the only bond necessary.

The current owner purchased this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 'Gullwing' 300SL in 1958 and used it while dating his now wife of 48 years. They drove the car to Carmel in 1960 on their honeymoon and returned from Oregon each August to the Monterey Peninsula.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2018 3
2017 6
2016 8
2015 5
2014 5
2013 11
2012 8
2011 11
2010 6
2009 6

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,576,294$1,875,0003
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
2009$460,074$660,0006

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1955 sales)
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
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500272
Sold for $1,287,708
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Paris
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500548
Sold for $1,155,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500628
Sold for $1,650,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.5500243
Sold for $1,595,000
  2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1955 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING
Chassis#: 5500606
Sold for $1,100,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 

No Sale

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 Gullwing198.040.55007992018 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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