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Timeless design
300 SL Gullwing
The opportunity

Hilton and Moss are delighted to bring this Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ to the market. The W198 300SL is an incredibly rare machine with roughly 3,000 vehicles ever leaving the Sindelfingen factory split between both Coupes and Roadsters. Finding a vehicle that has not been fully restored and is presented in a near original and preserved condition is an even rarer feat.

This red example was supplied in May 1956 to New York and sold to a Dr Moffett of Denver, Colorado who kept the car until 1972. Dr Moffett had not used the car for the part of his ownership. The car then remained in its second ownership until 1989 when it was acquired for an English collector.

The story of the car

The car was supplied with new white leather interior which has recently been replaced to the same specification and it is fitted with Haldarallymeter and alitmeter aftermarket accessories.

Recently this stunning example of a 1956 ‘Gullwing’ has been tucked away for over 25 years in a private collection. The vehicle has been sympathetically maintained helping preserve its originality and functionality.

Dry stored and carefully kept both bodywork and chassis are almost entirely free of corrosion. The car wears a charming patina gained from its 66-year life and is still finished in its data card correct Feuerwehrrot DB534 original paintwork.

Restoration package

Hilton & Moss are offering this vehicle for sale as part of a restoration contract. This is a rare opportunity to own and restore an incredibly original W198. The specification can be tailored to a customers every requirement whether that be an entirely concours original car or a personalised colourway.

The vehicle will be restored in our state-of-the-art workshop facility which allows for the entire restoration to be completed on site under one roof. Our skilled team of technicians can look after every element of the project.

Looking to own a piece of automotive history?