The 300 SL – be it Roadster or Gullwing – is one of the most recognizable models in the history of Mercedes-Benz. On 28 March, four pristine examples of this motoring icon from the 1950s and 1960s will go under the hammer at the single-marque Mercedes-Benz Sale by Bonhams. The auction in Stuttgart features four fantastic examples of the 300 SL: the 1957 disc-brake Roadster, from European single family ownership of 48 years, estimated at €1,000,000-1,400,000 (£730,000-1,000,000);
A 1960 Roadster, previously owned by German industrialist, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, of the Krupp steel dynasty, which is estimated at €900,000-1,200,000 (£700,000-940,000); another fine 1959 roadster with hardtop, estimated at €1,000,000-1,400,000 (£730,000-1,000,000); and finally, from 1955, the famed Gullwing, estimated at €950,000-1,250,000 (£690,000-900,000).
Held in the Mercedes-Benz Museum, which charts the entire history of the world’s oldest car manufacturer with a total of 1,500 exhibits including 160 vehicles, the Bonhams auction will feature a variety of some 40 classic motor cars from across the German marque’s century long history.