Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale August 14th – 16th, 2014 at Russo and Steele''s 14th Annual Monterey California Auction. Please contact us for more information. The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe is truly one of the most collectible, historic, and recognizable sports cars ever conceived. This pristine automobile is one of just 311 examples produced for 1956 and 1,400 built in all, it is complete with the rare and desirable Factory Delivered competition-type Rudge “knock-off” wheels. Fitted luggage is also included. Based on the first new post-war racing car from Mercedes-Benz, the roadgoing 300 SL took the motoring world by storm with incredible performance and cutting-edge technical specifications including fuel-injection, fully-independent suspension, a lightweight tubular space-frame, and glamorous styling with signature upward-opening “Gullwing” doors. A huge fuel tank and available fitted luggage provided legendary Grand Touring capabilities. The undisputed choice of the era’s business, social, and political elites, the 300 SL’s mystique continues even stronger today. All surviving examples are sought-after and enjoy fast-rising valuations, marking the ideal opportunity in today’s collector-car marketplace. The standard by which classic sporting cars continue to be judged, the 300 SL is an absolute “must have” for any serious collector and driving enthusiast. This particular stunning example was completely and professionally restored with multiple detailed photographs in New Zealand from 1994 to 2001 and documented in the Gullwing Registry and with Factory Mercedes Benz Vehicle Data Card (Build Sheet).Consigned from long term ownership since completion of the documented “frame off” restoration, important photo documents also depict the automobile prior to restoration indicating a very clean, complete and correct starting candidate. In addition, all components are shown to be meticulously re-furbished, along with a bare metal body prep and highly detailed chassis. We invite discriminating potential buyers to study the accompanying photos thoroughly. An owner’s manual and complementing tool roll is naturally included with purchase as expected with any Gullwing of this professionally restored caliber.