1957 Mercedes Benz

300 SL Roadster

Silver with Red leather interior, Red carpeting and Silver factory hardtop, Showing 66,000 kilometers, 4-speed, Older cosmetic restoration and recent rebuilt engine.

The 300 SL Roadster offered here is an early-production model, hailing from the beginning of the 1957 production run. It is European specification and thus has the advantage of its European spec headlamps which are widely considered more attractive than the sealed-beam units used on U.S. delivery 300 SLs.

This 300 SL Roadster was originally delivered in White-Grey with Green leather interior and a green soft top. This 300 SL Roadster is an older cosmetic restoration. It shows an honest patina throughout with no previous accident damage. The interior also shows a slight and honest patina throughout. The engine runs well, the gearbox and clutch work well, this 300 SL Roadster was previously part of a large collection of automobiles and maintained by the collections in-house mechanics.

The engine is a correct replacement block and has been stamped with the proper engine number but is missing the original number plate, the serial number plate on the firewall has been confirmed original, as is the chassis number stamping and plate. All has been confirmed by the factory data card and correspondence with Mercedes Benz Classic Center.

Currently missing its convertible top, top bow and convertible top metal tonneau cover. This 300 SL can be used as is and with hard top fitted. If removed, it might as well be a non-factory 300 SL California convertible. Should you require a convertible top, the above items will need to be sourced or fabricated.

This is a wonderful driver 300 SL Roadster that has taken part in several vintage rallys in the past. Alternatively, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a 1957 Mille Miglia eligible 300 SL Roadster that is numbers matching for restoration back to its original color combination.

Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/dqnCo0OtDyo

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