what makes this car special?
In 1957 at the Geneva Motor Show, the 300SL Roadster was introduced featuring many improvements over the Gullwing, which boosted ease of use such as:
- Conventional doors
- Wind-up windows
- Redesigned suspension
- Wider track and tyres
- Competition camshaft (additional 20hp)
Only 1,858 examples of the 300SL Roadster were built, and the sublime convertible remains an elegant and revered ancestor of the vaunted lineage of SL road cars that followed.
In 2014, this example was sold to its current owner who shipped the car to Mechatronik in Germany where the car underwent a mechanical overhaul, repaint and retrim to a very high standard with no expense spared. Since 1997, Mechatronik GmbH has established itself as one of the best known Mercedes-Benz classic car specialists worldwide.
This is a rare opportunity to secure a South African registered and licensed W198 II Mercedes Benz 300sl Roadster in excellent condition which will be the core of any car collection of substance.