Rare 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Offered by Collector's Garage

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A pristine 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, one of the most iconic sports cars ever made, is now available for discerning collectors at Collector's Garage.

A meticulously restored 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, one of the most iconic sports cars ever produced, is set to be offered by Collector's Garage. Offered at €1,595,000, this exceptional vehicle, chassis number 198.042.7500286, boasts a rich, documented history and a distinguished restoration.

One of only 27 300 SL Roadsters factory-equipped with Rudge knock-off wheels, this car retains its original engine, chassis, body, rear axle, steering gear, and original Rudge wheels. Originally delivered in Silver Grey Metallic over a black leather interior, the car has been elegantly repainted in black with a tan leather interior. It has a documented chain of Italian and German ownership, beginning with its sale by Mercedes-Benz to the Italian shipping company Compagnia Internazionale di Genova in 1958.

The vehicle underwent a comprehensive restoration completed around 2010 by Quality Cars s.r.l. in Pianiga, Italy. Mechanically, the Roadster was partially overhauled by the specialists at Mechatronik in Pleidelsheim, Germany, as well as by the previous owner's own mechanics. Further sorting from 2015 to 2023 by Jürgen Kassen in Oerlinghausen, Germany, included a complete rebuild of the original matching numbers engine, installation of a new five-speed transmission for improved driving experience, and refurbishment of the brakes and rear axle. It is also accompanied by a period-correct four-speed transmission should the new owner wish to take the car back to its original specifications.

The car's rich history is documented with service records, a delivery bill, and participation in numerous European rallies, accumulating over 6,500 kilometers under current ownership.

The Roadster's impressive provenance and meticulous restoration make it eligible for various Concours d'Elegance and touring events worldwide, including the Colorado Grand. With its elegant presentation and outstanding mechanical condition, this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster remains one of the most collectible and iconic sports cars ever produced, offering a rare opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

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