This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction

This beautiful road-legal classic is going up for auction. And it could be yours if you can afford the £1 million valuation...

It might have been built in 1955, but don’t let the age of this classic fool you. It still sings like a nightingale in full song. After a full restoration in the 1990s, the original essence of this stunning the car has been rejuvenated and refreshed. That’s not to say airbrushed — there’s still a beautiful patina on the inside, which hints at the car’s heritage and wisdom.

What’s more, this sterling model has the black number plates that it was issued in 1979 — making this possibly the only 300 SL surviving with the iconic black plates.

This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
Almost ready to takeoff

There are very few cars that can elicit the reactions that a pristine 300 SL can muster. Made for the race track, but masquerading as a road car, it has so far stood up to the test of time. In fact, it just keeps getting better and better. 

It is going up for auction with Dorotheum auction house on December 1st in Josefsplatz, Vienna, where it is estimated to sell for around £1,000,000. A bargain, if you ask us.

This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction
This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is in incredible condition for its age — and it’s going up for auction

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