The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. We make the process of selling your Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
In 1954 Mercedes-Benz decided it was time to inject some excitement into their model line. The company introduced the 300 SL Gullwing, and presented the new car at the New York Auto show in 1954. The elegant and speedy car is a two-seater, compact and sporty with sleek lines. The modern look and high-performance resulted in immediate success.
The German automaker saw an exciting opportunity in the post-war American market, and thought a high-performance street car would be in high-demand. The 300 SL Gullwing’s gullwing-style doors gave it a one-of-a-kind appearance. Not only did the design feature an aggressive styling, but it was aggressive under the hood as well.
The 300 SL Gullwing was the first automobile manufactured with direct fuel-injection. The 300 SL came with an inline 6-cylinder mounted in the front, and was able to hit record setting speeds. The aerodynamic design, racey look, and powerful engine made the car seriously sought after.
In 1957, though, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 300 SL roadster at the Geneva Auto Show. The new Roadster model essentially replaced the Gullwing model, as 300 SL Gullwing was taken out of production that same year. The Roadster featured a number of design changes, but maintained the high-end, high-performance style that the Gullwing was known for.
The 300 SL Gullwing is now one of the most sought after Mercedes-Benz models. These cars have been recently sold for seven-figures.