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Country of origin:Germany
Produced from:1954 - 1957
Numbers built:1400 (29 thereof with alloy body)
Introduced at:1954 New York Auto Show
Internal name:W198
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 03, 2006
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Chassis 198.040.4500121 Although one of the very first 300 SLs destined for the French market, this car was not registered by its first owner until August of 1959. While it remained in French ownership, the car travelled to Mexico and Martinique during the 1960s. Following a brief spell in Switzerl>>>

Chassis 198.040.5500457 A US-market export model, this 300 SL was finished in Fire Engine Red and fitted from the factory with Rudge knock-off wheels. The first known owner of the car was A.E. Knowles of Napa Valley, California. During Knowles' ownership, he one day crossed the Golden Gate bridge w>>>

Chassis 198.040.7500027 Finished in white, this 300 SL was sold new to Russell Cowles of Minneapolis, Minnesota. By 1977, a subsequent owner placed the car in long term storage in his Compton, California garage. At that time, it had been repainted red and had 54,216 miles on the odometer. It was ev>>>

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