German engineering comes to the Silverstone circuit in the shape of an extremely desirable Mercedes 300SL Gullwing for their annual classic auction on the 27th and 28th July 2019.
Produced in 1954 and 1 of only 1400 ever built, this 1954 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing (Est: £1,000,000) was awarded the catchy tagline “Sports car of the century” and it’s easy to see why.
The ‘Fire Engine Red‘ SL (Super Light) Coupe, originally dressed in the more classy ‘Racing Silver‘, has undergone a plethora of works including sports camshaft upgrade and even electronic power steering (removable).
Nick Whale, Managing Director of Silverstone Auctions commented;
“We are privileged to offer this car fresh to market from the same private ownership as the 300SL Roadster that we sold at the Silverstone Classic in 2018.”
“This car comes with an impressive history file and with a unique first UK owner being the late Peter Warr, who was the team manager for the Lotus Formula 1 team.”
“He imported the car from Arizona in 1989 and subsequently enjoyed the car until it was purchased by our vendor in August 1993.”
“What is really special about this Gullwing is its an early car and features the highly desirable full ‘belly pans’.”
More information on the car can be found here.
Don’t forget milestones, anniversaries and motoring magnificence have been pencilled into the classic calendar, especially this summer’s Silverstone Classic (26-28 July).
Honouring the automotive history like no other, this traditional event pays homage by offering a mouth-watering feast of dedicated retro races, massive eye-catching car club displays and glittering on-track parades that have been saluted with multiple Guinness World Records.