There is one reason why you should pay attention to next month’s RM Auctions sale in Monaco, and it isn’t because Sir Stirling Moss’s old 1956 Maserati 450S Prototype is expected to fetch over £4 million. It’s because there is an incredibly rare, incredibly desirable Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing up for grabs.
Oh sure, the old Maserati is a beaut: originally a six-cylinder Works racer with coachwork by Fantuzzi, driven at the ‘56 Millie Miglia by Sir Stirling and Denis Jenkinson. Once its business at the Mille was done, the Maser returned to the factory where it become the prototype for the new eight-cylinder 450S.
It’s the first time the Maser has come up for sale in 33 years, and is expected to headline the big Monaco sale.
Which is all fine and dandy, but there’s another car crossing the block that got our attention. A Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. This is no ordinary Gullwing, however. It’s only one of 11 cars to be picked and sent back to AMG for a light tuning. We’re talking modern running gear and an updated chassis, a restored interior and that bodyshape that crippled many a thought over the years.
It’s estimated to sell for over £600,000. Here are ten reasons why you should take this 300SL Gullwing very seriously indeed.
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