1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Rallye Roadster
From WikipediaThe Mercedes-Benz 300SL was introduced in 1954 as a two-seat, closed sports car with distinctive gull-wing doors. Later it was offered as an open roadster. It was the fastest production car of its day. Built by Daimler-Benz AG and internally numbered W198, the fuel-injected road version was based (somewhat loosely) on the company's highly successful competition-only sports car of 1952, the somewhat less powerful carbureted Mercedes-Benz 300SL (W194). The road model was suggested by Max Hoffman.
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1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Rallye RoadsterSource: Bid123Sold
New York, New York, U.S.A.
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Posted: 25 Aug 2006
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Rallye Roadster
Chassis # 198-042 7500510
Engine # 7500470
Body # 7500434
The Mercedes 300SL has proven to be one of the most elegant and sensational automobiles designed over the past century.
When the car was first delivered, it became a modern marvel that enthused the world with its graceful yet energetic body lines.
This car is one of four roadsters delivered in the original color, DB 218 Linden Green.
A French delivery 300SL with 79340 KM on the chasis and 500 KM since complete show restoration.
There were those with a performance taste that wanted even more from the Mercedes engineers, this car features those interests.
Mercedes responded with a number of factory performance options presented on this car.
These FACTORY OPTIONS and FEATURES, by PERSONAL REQUEST, include:
9.5:1 high-compression Mahle pistons.
High-flow air intake and filter
Ansa performance exhaust
4.11:1 differential gears and matching speedometer.
Competition springs and shock absorbers, Koni front/Bilstein rear.
5.5 x 15-in chrome Rudge Wheels.
Dunlop R5 6.50x15 racing tires, Classico racing tubes.
Brake ventilation scoops.
Bullseye headlights with 60/55-watt bulbs.
Marchal driving lights.
High output 38-amp/450-watt generator and matching regulator.
Navigator-controlled Bosch auxiliary rally horns.
Becker Mexico radio.
Hirschmann electric antenna.
Reims shortwave radio.
Heuer Monte-Carlo chronograph.
Heuer Super Autavia chronograph.
Daimler-Benz rally spare parts box with parts.
Hardtop with special order two-tone paint.
True Roser vegetable dyed leather upholstery.
Aircraft-style factory issued seat belts.
Anti-squeak trunk liner.
Most cars were built and delivered without these special features because of their high cost and niche interest.
Today it is virtually impossible to obtain even a taste of the equipment that is on this car as presented above.
A professional restoration to properly present this automobile was unquestionable.
Precision Autoworks and Robert Platz are renowned for their incredible knowledge and attention to every detail for post-war Mercedes.
They restore with incomparable expertise and are widely known throughout the Mercedes world as simply being the best.
It is true that each car that leaves their shop floor is an authentic piece of art.
No other 300SL can match up to the driving experience attached to this rallye roadster.
Once the tires are properly warmed and the engine is at the appropriate running temperature, the car lifts off as the accelerator is depressed.
The extra horsepower from the 4.11 rear and 9.5:1 pistons and reduced weight are perfectly complemented with the sound of the 300SL through the performance exhaust.
The original 300SL roadster and gullwings were built as street legal versions of their predecessor race cars; you can not get closer to this experience than with this car.
The cockpit adorned with racing equipment, timing gear, and aircraft styled seat belts truly change ones perspective from the average 300SL drive.
Clearly rudge wheels with Dunlop tires and ventilated brakes along side the stiff yet comfortable suspension allow for breathtaking handling at any speed.
At night, vision is completely restored with the Bullseye headlights with 60/55-watt bulbs and Marchal driving lights.
Any 300SL enthusiast will tell you what a dream these cars are to drive. This car raises the bar immensely as the rpms climb to the redline.
This is the only 300SL roadster in the world that has these options, and there will never be another.
This is a true, very rare 100pt 300SL roadster show car.
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