1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL for sale 101086798
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Classic Car Overview

1957 Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster Year 1957 Make Mercedes Benz Model 300SL Type Roadster Chassis No. 300SL/198.042-7500229 Engine No. 198.980.7500107 Body No. 7500131 Final Drive Ratio 3.89:1 Exterior Paint DB 608 A Elfenbein / Ivory Interior color Grnes Leder 1073 / Green Leather Completed September 27th, 1957 Shipping Method Rail to Port of Hamburg, Germany Then, Special Wood Sea Crate by Ocean Vessel to Port of Newark, New Jersey Invoiced To Mercedes Benz Distributors Ltd., New York via Studebaker Packard, South Bend, Indiana Selling Agent Mercedes Benz Distributors Ltd., New York via Studebaker Packard, South Bend, Indiana Invoiced New To Burklein Motors, Beverly Hills, CA Mileage 43,382 Miles Sonderausstattung Special equipment / Options: -Special Paint Interior Elfenbein / Grnes Leder -Optional 3.89:1 Final Drive Ratio -Gauges Calibrated in English Units -Sealed Beam USA / North America Market Lighting Equipment -Becker Mexico Radio, Amplifier, Loudspeaker & Antenna -1 Kilogram of extra Elfenbein Lacquer Paint -Windshield Washing Equipment -Special Wood Sea Crate for Ocean Shipping Ownership History: -Burklein Motors / Family Beverly Hills, California 1957-2009 -Cyril Claude Mischler Scottsdale, Arizona 2009-2013 -Charles Spielman San Diego, California 2013-2019 300SL/198.042-7500229 Then: This particular 300SL Roadster, is an extremely early production example competed under a special order, special request by Max Hoffmanns Mercedes Benz Distributors Ltd., New York, via his Studebaker Packard, South Bend, Indiana distribution center. This was sequentially the 152nd production 300SL Roadster out of 618 built in 1957 and out of a total production of 1,858 units. (Production ran from 1957-1963.) The order requested the extremely rare and unique colors of Elfenbein with Grnes Leder interior. This literally translates simply to Ivory with Green Leather interior. The soft top was also finished in a matching green color combination. While these colors were available as regular catalog offerings, it appears that very few were completed new in these highly complementary colors. The order further specified the vehicle would be fitted with the taller, optional 3:89:1 final drive ratio. The standard ration was 3.64:1 which allowed the Roadster to achieve 146mph. The optional 3.89:1 axle assembly reduced top speed from 146 to 137mph but it shaved a full second off of acceleration through the gears allowing much livelier and sportier performance. Additional options included USA / North American Market equipment in form of lighting, bumpers and gauges calibrated in English unites. A Becker Mexico radio, speaker, amplifier and antenna system, extra paint and special Seakrate for ocean shipping were also provided.

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    198.042.7500229
  • Classic Car ID
    101086798
  • Stock Number
    33004
  • Category
    Exotics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    43,390 miles
  • Engine
    3.0L I6
  • Drivetrain
    N/A
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual
  • Exterior Color
    Ivory
  • Custom Color
    N/A

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