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Natalie Wood’s Mercedes 300 SL Roadster at RM Auctions

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.

At RM’s Amelia Island auction on 8 March in Florida, a Mercedes 300 SL Roadster, delivered new in 1957 to a 19-year-old Natalie Wood, will go under the gavel

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.”

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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