1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe / 1980406500278 Chassis Information

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL photograph

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Coupe
Chassis #: 1980406500278
Engine # 1989806500271
Sold for $550,000 at 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company.
From 1954 through 1957 there were 1,371 production coupes with an additional 29 lighter aluminum coupes built in 1955 and 1956. This example was delivered from the Mercedes-Benz factory on February 1st of 1957. It left the factory with ivory paint over red leather which it still retains today. It was in the United States during its early life and then in 1980 it was exported to Germany. It was then given a cost-no-object restoration bringing it back to its original glory. Upon completion, it made its debut at the Ludwigsurg Concours d'Elegance where it was awarded a first-place trophy.

This well maintained car is powered by a single overhead cam six-cylinder engine with a Bosch Mechanical fuel injection system. There is a four-speed manual transmission and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.

In 2009, this 300 SL Gullwing was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was expected to sell for $450,000 - $550,000. The lot was sold for a high bid of $550,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009

2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$450,000-$550,000 
Sale Price :
$550,000

2018 4
2015 1
2014 5
2013 2
2012 3
2011 2
2010 1
2009 6
2008 2
2007 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$1,178,982$1,320,0004
2015$1,443,000$1,443,0001
2014$1,501,500$1,897,5005
2013$1,131,008$1,162,0162
2012$755,000$875,0003
2011$460,378$858,0002
2010$475,886$475,8861
2009$494,365$550,0006
2008$556,250$577,5002
2007$451,000$451,0001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500143
Sold for $1,127,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon
Chassis#: 198.040 6500180
Sold for $1,190,928
  2018 Artcurial : LeMans Classic
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500292
Sold for $1,077,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500174
Sold for $1,320,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' - The 1956 International
Sold for $1,443,000
  2015 Coys Blenheim Palace Summer Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.0406500280
Sold for $1,595,000
  2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 1980406500262
Sold for $1,320,000
  2014 Russo & Steele - Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500052
Sold for $1,292,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500299
Sold for $1,897,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500214
Sold for $1,402,500
  2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL GULLWING COUPE
Chassis#: 1980406500075
Sold for $1,100,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500296
Sold for $1,162,016
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' Coupe
Chassis#: 198.0405500707
Sold for $875,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Chassis# 5500637, Matching Luggage
Chassis#: 5500637
Sold for $675,000
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500044
Sold for $715,000
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 Saloon
Chassis#: 1869216500563
Sold for $62,756
  2011 Bonhams - The December Sale
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Chassis#: 198.040.6500037
Sold for $858,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL image  
1956 MERCEDES BENZ 300 SL GULLWING
Sold for $475,886
  2010 Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupé
Chassis#: 198040-6500206
Sold for $494,618
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing' Coupé
Chassis#: 1980406500160
Sold for $501,570
  2009 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Papillon19804065000712017 Artcurial : Retromobile $1,200,000$1,400,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing19804065002142015 Mecum : Monterey$1,450,000$1,800,000$2,200,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.65002802015 Gooding & Company Arizona $1,550,000$1,850,000
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing198.040.55006462014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $1,400,000$1,800,000
1956 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing 2006 Russo and Steele Auction in Monterey   
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing19804065002732004 Bonhams Gentlemen's Sale $400,000$450,000
1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe 2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction$185,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SL GULLWING COUPE 2002 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$190,000  
1956 MERCEDES-BENZ GULLWING COUPE 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$250,000  

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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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