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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing Sells for $4.62 Million

Santa Monica-based Gooding & Company sold a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL with a lightweight aluminum body for $4.62 million and a 1959 Ferrari 250 California Spyder for $3.9 million, at the auctions in Scottsdale, Arizona, this weekend. Standard 300SL Gullwing prices can exceed a million dollars, but this particular example was expected to sell for anywhere between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000. These alloy 300SL Gullwings come up for sale infrequently, though, which is perhaps why the final bid of $4.2 million was so high. With auction fees, the final selling price of the 300SL was an incredible $4.62 million, a new record for this car.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing

Gooding reported sales of seven million-dollar cars and $39.6 million in total sales, up 13 percent from a year ago.

The Scottsdale Auction – Top Seven Auction Results:

  1. 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing – $4,620,000
  2. 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider – $3,905,000
  3. 1930 Duesenberg Model J Disappearing-Top Convertible – $2,640,000
  4. 1929 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Dual Cowl Sports Toure – $2,145,000
  5. 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 – $1,200,000
  6. 1965 Ferrari 500 Superfast – $1,100,000
  7. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV – $1,100,000

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