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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster 1961

Allmän beskrivning : 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SLRoadster Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a rare 1961 300SL Roadster? Unveiled at the 1954 International Motor Sports Show, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL (Sport Light) has since become a preeminent icon of the automotive world. Voted Sports Car of the Century in 1999, with many such awards before and since; with its flat, graceful body, low fenders, distinct hood bulges, and race car-inspired side vents, the 300SL has curves for days and even 50+ years later has lost nothing of its past appeal. Unfortunately for classic car lovers, the assembly line waved goodbye to the last of only 1,858 300SL's in 1963, but very occasionally one of these exceptional vehicles comes back onto the market! A direct development of the automaker's post-war reentry into the world of international racing, the challenge for engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut was to build a race car like the W194, but tailored for road use. Performance automobiles for public purchase and the "Gullwing" Mercedes were born. Next up was the Roadster 300SL, a "topless" and technically better version of the original Gullwing model increased horsepower, additional structural support, better handling, and better cabin airflow. Capable of amazing top speeds of 125-150+ mph for its time. At a list price around $11,000 the SL Roadster was not cheap, but compared with today's inflation-adjusted MSRP of around $95,000 to current 300SL valuations sounds, it sounds like a great price! This particular car is a beautiful and unrestored matching-numbers 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster comes in fire engine red (factory color code 534) with a likely-original creme leather interior. It runs and drives with 76,659 miles showing on the odometer. This is a one-owner car, and not just any owner but a meticulous surgeon, war veteran and pilot who loved the car, raced the car, and kept the original invoice. As such, the car was delivered to J.R.P Motorcars out of Bryn Mawr, PA in early 1963, serial number 300sl-002716. It was actually the owner's second 300SL Roadster, trading-in his 1957 300SL to upgrade to the new-and-improved 1961 model. The car was driven until his death in 1994 and was even mentioned in his obituary, and then garaged by his widow until present day. A beautiful one-family-owned, unmolested, original patina example like this is almost impossible to find anymore, as almost all available 300SLs have been restored. Cosmetically, the car is in amazing condition with a very straight body and a finish that remains glossy. Patina adds to the attractive vintage presentation, but overall this is a well-maintained example without any prior restorations. The doors, hood, and trunk all open and shut smoothly. The emblems and lenses are in good condition, with light surface hazing on the chrome. The engine starts easily and settles to a smooth idle, and the gearbox engages easily with smooth shifting and pleasant action. The suspension provides easy handling with the 300SL's surprisingly light steering, even at slow speeds. Underside components and the chassis are all in good condition. All the lights, the horn, and even the electric antenna work too. The car comes with a copy of the car's build sheet and the original dealer invoice. This excellent and original matching numbers 1961 300SL Roadster is ready for its next owner to enjoy the pleasure and prestige of not only owning a piece of history but driving a truly beautiful automobile! Call for price

1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is listed till salu on ClassicDigest in Los Angeles by Beverly Hills Car Club for Ej prissatt.

 

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Karosstyp : Personbil Märke : Mercedes-Benz Modell : 300SL Roadster Motorvolym : 0.0 Årsmodell : 1961 Läge : 4576 1/2 Worth St. Los Angeles, CA 90063 Fordon Registrering : Odefinierad

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Los Angeles, CA 90063
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om Mercedes-Benz
År 1886 byggde Karl Benz Benz Patent Motorwagen allmänt betraktas som den första bilen. Lite visste han det var att vara i början av världens mest kända biltillverkare. -Mind Du satsningen finansierades av hans hustru Bertha Benz.

Inte alltför långt Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft grundades av Gottlieb Daimler och Wilhelm Maybach började marknadsföra sin bil 1901 använder nu kända namn: Mercedes (spanska för skänk från ovan), som valdes efter deras distributör Emil Jellinek dotter.

För att göra en lång historia kort, Daimler fusionerades 1926 med Benz & Cie., Blev Daimler-Benz och anta Mercedes-Benz som sin bil varumärke

Även anses av vissa konservativa sanningen är faktiskt tvärtom, Daimler-Benz historia är fylld med "firsts": Honeycomb radiator, float förgasare, fyra hjulbromsarna 1924, (även om Duesenburg Model A rapporterades att idrottsliga dem så tidigt som 1922 ), första dieseldrivna personbilar 1936, Mercedes-Benz 260 D, första direkt bränsleinsprutning i Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (väl inte riktigt så liten 2-takts Gutbrod hade faktiskt den första direkt bränsleinsprutning), fram och bak deformationszoner ie. säkerhetscell av Béla Barényi patenterades 1951 och introducerades i "Ponton" -modellerna, Anti-bromssystem (ABS) erbjöds först på W116 450SEL 6.9, första produktions krockkuddar ... och listan kan göras lång.

Under sina 100 + år har Mercedes producerat mer än en skälig andel av ikoniska bilar; SSKL, 710 SSK Trossi Roadster, 770K Grosser, 540K Spezial Roadster, 300SL Gullwing, W100 600 Pullman, W111 280SE 3,5 Flachkühler, w113 230SL Pagoda, w109 300 SEL 6,3, W201 2,3-16 Cosworth för att bara nämna några.

Man får inte glömma de berömda Silverpilarna (Silberpfeile) antingen W 25, W 125, w154, w165, w196 som alla var mer än kapabla att kastar sina motståndare på banan.