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Posted: 25 Aug 2011
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing coupe
Sold for £514,000 ($836,000)
It's got a 3.0-litre straight six with 215bhp. It's black with a red interior. And it's got gullwing doors. We don't need to tell you that this car, with its racing pedigree and excitable doors, is a classic gem. We also don't need to tell you that if you ever find yourself with enough money to purchase one, you should. Immediately.
Fun fact: This one had remained in original ownership from 1957 right through to 2007, during which time it was red with a green plaid interior. Good call on the respray, we say.