1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Vehicle Details

(Photo Credit: Mathieu Heurtault) Delivered New to Famed Conductor Herbert von Karajan | Factory Rudge-Wheel Example

Ordered New by Herbert von Karajan, Famed Austrian Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic
Long-Term California Ownership of at Least 54 Years
Sequestered in Dry, Static Storage from 1984–2018
Matching-Numbers Engine and Original Rudge-Wheel Example per Factory Build Sheet
An Extraordinary Find by Any Measure

2,996 SOHC Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
220 BHP at 5,800 RPM
Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Coil Springs
Rear Swing-Axle Suspension with Coil Springs

Chassis: 198.040.5500378
Engine: 198.980.5500354