RM Auctions will offer a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, chassis 198.042.7500569, which was originally owned by Natalie Wood, at upcoming Amelia Island, Florida, sale, which will be held on March 8th at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton.
The offer will also include, highly desirable sports cars, a vintage racer that is ready to return to the track, and an elegant American classic.
The Mercedes has always been the vehicle of choice for those with exceptional taste in aesthetics and cutting-edge engineering, often winding up in celebrity garages of the era. So is the case with this astonishing 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster which was, from January 1958, in possession of the famous and legendary Hollywood actress Natalie Wood. Although the 300 SL was delivered in a gorgeous shade of Mercedes-Benz Silver, Wood had the car repainted a bright pink, but she kept the red leather interior.
The car was later refinished in its current ravishing color combination of Mercedes-Benz Silver Blue with a red leather interior and dark blue convertible top, and it was fully and authentically restored in 2000 by model expert Rudi Koniczek. The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is estimated to $1,400,000–$1,750,000.
“The 300 SL market is hungry for high-quality restorations with desirable factory options,” says Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Auctions. “This particular car’s originality, rare Rudge wheels, celebrity provenance, touring capabilities, and Amelia Island Concours-awarded restoration make it arguably one of the finest 300 SL Roadsters available today.”