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.
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.
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