Pair of Unrestored Mercedes Gullwings Heading to Auction

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nothing is better than classic cars that are survivors, and one of these two beautiful Gullwings has only 16,000 miles on the odometer.

Crossing the auction block in August as part of the Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions, both Mercedes-Benz Gullwings have been owned by a single family since the mid-1950s. The story starts with a publishing executive in the Midwest who ordered the 1955 Gullwing coupe through Max Hoffman’s New York dealership. But that person didn’t just want any normal Gullwing, he opted to order it in British Racing Green with tan leather, a rare combination among the 1,400 total Gullwings ever built. It has only been driven 16,000 miles and the auction house expects it to sell for $1 to $1.3 million.

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The other Gullwing is a 1957 300 SL Roadster, featuring a Silver-Blue Metallic finish with gray leather interior and a parchment soft top. It has 38,000 miles on the odometer and even comes with the original matching Karl Baisch luggage set. It is estimated to go for $800,000 to $1 million.

The 2017 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auctions will take place August 18 and August 19.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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