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1958 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL ROADSTER
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  • REMARKABLY WELL-PRESERVED RESTORATION BY WORLD-RENOWNED PEBBLE BEACH WINNING RESTORER PAUL RUSSELL
  • JUST RELEASED FROM A PROMINENT PRIVATE COLLECTION AFTER 36 YEARS OF METICULOUS CARE
  • DELIVERED NEW TO PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
  • ONLY THREE FASTIDIOUS OWNERS FROM NEW
  • ACCOMPANIED BY ITS ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUALS, SERVICE BOOKLET, FACTORY BUILD SHEET, ORIGINAL CALIFORNIA REGISTRATIONS, SERVICE RECORDS, AND RESTORATION RECEIPTS.
  • MATCHING NUMBERS EXAMPLE RETAINING ITS ORIGINAL ENGINE AND BODYWORK DOCUMENTED BY FACTORY RECORDS
  • AMONG THE MOST ICONIC AND BEST-ENGINEERED COLLECTOR CARS TODAY
  • ONE OF ONLY 1,858 PRODUCED!
  • STUNNING FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION
  • RECENT SERVICE
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY
  • DESIRABLE EARLY PRODUCTION 300 SL
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • A DREAM FOR THE MERCEDES-BENZ COLLECTOR
  • Options Include:
  • 2,996CC SOHC INLINE 6-CYLINDER ENGINE
  • BOSCH MECHANICAL FUEL INJECTION
  • 250BHP AT 6,200RPM
  • BECKER MEXICO RADIO
  • SPECIAL EDITION FOR THE US
  • SEALED BEAM HEADLAMPS
  • BACKUP LIGHTS
  • LOCKABLE DOORS
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX
  • 4-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
  • 4-WHEEL HYDRAULIC DRUM BRAKES
  • Abounding in aesthetic beauty, powerful competition-bred specifications, and superior build quality, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is one of those rare paragons of automotive excellence that attest to the brilliant engineering of post-war Germany. When the Roadster was introduced in 1957, the new model addressed many of the perceived shortcomings of the outgoing 300 SL Gullwing, which was more closely tied to the 300 SL racecar of the early 1950s—primarily, redesigning the Gullwing coupe’s tube frame allowed for the use of conventional doors, which improved the ease of ingress and egress. This refinement also allowed for the implementation of standard wind-up windows, which significantly improved interior airflow and commensurate cabin comfort.

    The unforgiving high-pivot swing-axle geometry of the Gullwing coupe, which was adapted from the W186 chassis of the larger 300 sedans, was discarded in favor of a low-pivot swing-axle rear suspension borrowed from the later 220A sedans. This configuration utilized a coil spring mounted transversely above the differential that was linked to the axles by vertical struts, which served to minimize oversteer. The frame and suspension redesign also allowed for the installation of softer coil springs, which provided the Roadster with a more comfortable ride quality without affecting the sporty handling. Furthermore, a smaller gas tank and longer rear overhang facilitated the enlargement of the trunk space, a dividend for owners interested in extended touring.

    The highly developed inline-six-cylinder engine was now standard-equipped with the sport camshaft that had been so effective in the racing alloy-bodied Gullwing, increasing output by 25 horsepower. While a 3.64:1 rear axle ratio was a standard feature of cars specified for the United States, a lower 3.89:1 ratio was available, improving acceleration. In 1961 four-wheel disc brakes became standard equipment, improving the 300 SL’s stopping capabilities, and bringing the model in line with concurrent mechanical advancements at Ferrari.

    Easier to drive and more comfortable to use, the Roadster is largely regarded as an improvement over the Gullwing in every practical consideration, and it is still highly regarded by collectors today. When production concluded in 1963, just 1,858 cars had been built, and surviving examples now serve as the centerpiece of numerous marque collections.

    The magnificent Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster featured here is finished in gorgeous factory-correct Fire Engine Red over a tan leather interior and matching folding convertible top. This exquisite 300 SL roadster was manufactured at this Stuttgart-based Mercedes-Benz works completed on December 27, 1957, as a 1958 model year car that was equipped for the North American market and dispatched to Los Angeles, California where it was delivered to its new owner, Mr. Charles B Kendall Jr of Pasadena California. After many years of meticulous ownership, Mr. Kendall sold it to the famed journalist, television commentator, and legendary champion sports car racing driver Bob Atkin. Mr. Atkin then would sell to its third and final owner, noted collector Mr. Arnold E Petsche of Arlington, Texas where it remained for 36 years until our acquisition. Under Mr. Petsche’s ownership a restoration was commissioned by famed Pebble Beach winning restorer Paul Russell and beautifully maintained since completion, and still presents beautifully today! We are extremely proud to offer this investment-grade Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who desires to acquire an exceptional, beautifully restored fully documented example with impeccable provenance!

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    Year:
    1958
    Make:
    Mercedes-Benz
    Model:
    300 SL
    Color:
    Fire Engine Red
    VIN:
    1980427500571
    Stock Number:
    407821

    Engine:
    2,996CC SOHC INLINE 6-CYLINDER
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Roadster
    NADA VALUE
    $1,538,350.00
    DISCOUNT
    $438,350.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $1,100,000.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


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    JD Power Guides 10/06/2022

    High Retail: $1,538,350.00


    Year:
    1958
    Make:
    Mercedes-Benz
    Model:
    300 SL
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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