In case you couldn’t tell, we have a real need for speed here at The Culture Curators. We also have a soft spot for classic and timeless vehicles. Today we get a look at a beautiful example of both, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. The 300 SL roadster made its debut in 1957, offering up a refined iteration of the 300 SL Gullwing. The 300 SL roadster featured lower door sills and functional trunk space, while the 240 horsepower inline-six remained.
Boasting incredible power and unrivaled handling for its time, the 300 SL was something remarkable. This particular model spent its first 34 years in the Bordeaux region of France, boasting the same owner during that time. The vehicle is draped in the classic Mercedes silver with a red leather interior.
The car was fully restored in 2017, and it features only 64,000 miles on the odometer. During the restoration, a set of period-correct luggage was added, matching Mercedes’ factory option. Only 618 roadsters were built in 1957, which makes this one even more exceptional. Finding one in excellent condition is even rarer, making this one of Mercedes’ most desirable cars.
Check out the eye-catching machine in the images and head over to RM Sotheby’s to place your bid. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more classic cars, new rides, and concepts coming soon.
Photos via RM Sotheby’s