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Own An Icon! 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

No stranger to classic cars and speed icons, Mercedes-Benz is back in the news feed yet again. This time around, we take a trip back in time with a look at a stunning 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing. The 300 SLs are legendary, but a few stand out from the others. This particular 300 SL is one of the best, boasting its factory’s original engine and alloy body.

The alloy-bodied 300 SLs were produced for privateer racers, powered by a 3-liter NSL inline-six making 215 horsepower. They also weighed over 200 pounds less than the steel-bodied version. Like the rest of the vehicle, the suspension was returned for high-speed stability, adding to its speedy appeal and performance-laden design.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Only twenty-nine of these alloy-bodied beauties were created between 1955 and 1956. This 1955 model was delivered new to Casablanca, Morocco, before being imported into the US shortly afterward. The car was eventually restored in the mid-’70s, passing to the Mercedes Club of America president in the ’80s, where it was driven regularly and expertly maintained. Due to its originality and excellent condition, this 300 SL would make the perfect addition to any collection of classic cars.

Take a closer look at this stunning Mercedes-Benz 300 SL in the images below and head over to RM Sotheby’s to find out more. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more classic cars, new rides, and concept cars coming very soon.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Photos via RM Sotheby’s

Written by Jesse James

Author, Audiophile, Style connoisseur, & Sneakerhead. Passionate for life and happiness!

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