1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Location: United Kingdom
Finished in its gorgeous original colour combination of Mercedes Grey-Blue coachwork with Cognac hide with French Blue mohair soft top. The quality of the restoration work carried out is to the highest of standards with each step of the process personally overseen by our managing Director Daniel Donovan. Every detail is correct throughout the car from the number of perforations in the seats to the period decals in the engine compartment – viewing will not disappoint.
It was at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show Mercedes-Benz introduced a new version of the celebrated 300SL wearing open coachwork and the 300SL Roadster was born. Production started in May of 1957 and the new roadster had a whopping list price of 32,500DM making it more expensive than its Gullwing brother by 13,500DM. Such a greater price tag suggested the importance of this car when new and can only be described as the gentleman’s sports car.
Today, the 300SL Roadster still carries with it an indelible aura of speed, power and sophisticated style. Fast enough for the sports car lover and comfortable enough for those who demand some luxury, it has remained one of the most admired automobiles in the world for nearly 60 years.