The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and the Gullwing are definitely two timeless beauties. That’s why this high demand from car collectors.
Both models were recently put up for auction at auction Artcurial motor car. The most impressive thing about these rare finds was that they were in good driving condition and with their very low mileage almost untouched. There was no record of the two showing that they had undergone any form of restoration.
Both classic SL units belonged to Gunnar Giermark, a Swedish dentist and car collector. When he died in 2011, he left no heir under his name, so the cars are now in the care of the Swedish Inheritance Fund. The vehicles will be auctioned in France next July.
The source said the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster hit the market brand new in 1963. It should be noted that only 57 copies of the car were built in ’63 and probably only a few of them have survived to this day.
The roadster only had 1,380 km on the clock. It comes with its original hard top, manuals and papers. The value of the car is currently estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros (approximately 1.7 to 2.3 million US dollars).
On the other hand, Giermark imported the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL gullwing from Portugal as early as 1968. This had 62,000 km on the clock. However, due to the collector’s personality, he may have had it locked up immediately after purchase.
The gullwing is delivered with its original manuals. The vehicle now costs 1 to 1.5 million euros (1.1 to 1.7 million US dollars).
Surprisingly, the auctioneer has no reserve price for the said Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and Gullwing.