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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe


Introduced in 1954, this particular 300SL Coupe was the first Gullwing produced in 1955 on the 24th of January. It was delivered to its new owner in the USA before returning to Europe in the 1990’s.

The exterior is painted in its original White (50G) and the interior is now trimmed in Red Leather (1079). All mechanical and body numbers are matching apart from the gearbox and steering.

In 2019, this Gullwing was subject to a full assessment, service and maintenance work at Kienle Automobiltechnik at a cost of €42,000. This was in advance of the car being delivered to its next owner in Ireland.

This W198 is ready to use in every sense of the word.

  • Manufactured: 24/01/1955

  • Delivered to Douglas Mizelle Green, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA.

  • VIN: 198040 55 00022 (original)

  • Engine No: 198980 45 00197 (original)

  • Body No: A-198040 45 00165 (original)

  • Gearbox Number 75 00702 (exchanged)

  • Front Axles - Right 45 00135 / Left 4500135 (original)

  • Rear Axle - 45 00205 3/64 (original)

  • Steering - 55 00084G (exchanged)

  • The exterior colour is originally 50G White. The interior is now 1079 Red Leather and was previously 1068 Beige Leather

  • The vehicle is fitted with undershields and comes with a tool roll, and original jack

  • 2019 Subject to servicing and maintenance works totaling €42,000 at Kienle Automobiltechnik

  • 2020 Registered in Ireland / Europe

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