1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Chassis No. 002957
Engine No. 3010
Mileage 101,081 original miles
- Disc brake, cast iron block
- Factory hard top, with factory crate
- Same owner since 1993
- All work performed by Paul Russell and Company since 1993
- Engine rebuilt at 95,000
- All matching numbers
American Mercedes-Benz importer Max Hoffman, who played a critical role in championing a road going version of the original W194 racer, convinced Mercedes-Benz of the sales potential for an open version of the famous "Gullwing" for the American market. When it debuted in 1957 it traded its predecessors distinctive gullwing doors for a host of improvements including the addition of the more powerful NSL engine as standard, roll down windows, increased luggage space, and a revised rear suspension that made at the limit handling less unpredictable.
Paul Russell and Company is pleased to offer this stunning 300SL Roadster. It is one of approximately 269 disc brake, cast iron block roadsters ever produced. Models with this combination are prized for their usability and reliability, and considered by many to be the most desirable of the drop-tops.
This roadster is in outstanding condition and comes from the collection of one of our best clients. It's been under our care for over 25 years. During that time we have serviced, repaired or replaced nearly every mechanical and cosmetic component. Body work and a complete repaint in factory original 608 Ivory, as well as a complete interior in factory specification red leather was also handled by our team of experts. As always, all work was carried out using original methods and materials.
This is a splendid roadster that has had everything shy of a body off restoration performed here at our shop. We know this car as well as we know any 300SL, so please call if you have any questions. If you're looking for THE classic do-it-all roadster, you won’t be disappointed.
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