1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster (Estimate: $1,100,000 - $1,300,000)
At the Geneva Auto Show in March 1957, Mercedes-Benz introduced a convertible version of the venerable
300 SL Gullwing coupe. Featuring a redesigned frame and updated styling, the 300 SL Roadster offered
improved handling and performance. The stunning example presented here, chassis 002520, was originally
purchased by Charles Dufton, an economist who served on President Franklin D. Rooselvelt’s budget bureau.
Dufton owned and maintained the car until the time of his passing in 2000, and the 300 SL stayed with his
family until it was sold in 2014. Recently, the car was treated to a comprehensive restoration and is now
finished in a beautiful shade of anthracite silver over beige leather interior. Detailed for presentation at elite
events, 002520 comes equipped with a factory hardtop, matching luggage, tools, jack and spare parts. With
just two private owners since 1961, this matching-numbers Roadster is a distinguished example, splendidly
presented, that would make a fantastic addition to any collection.
1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (Estimate: $1,100,000 - $1,300,000)
As production wound down for the legendary 300 SL Gullwing, just 311 examples were built in its penultimate
year of 1956. The beautifully restored 300 SL Gullwing on offer, chassis 6500174, exemplifies the model’s
reputation as one of the most timeless designs. The Gullwing was originally ordered with a taller 3.42:1
final-drive ratio and benefits from extensive work performed by 300 SL expert Hjeltness Restorations.
Presented in the handsome color combination of silver metallic complemented by a dark blue leather interior,
and offered with substantial records, this Gullwing comes complete with matching luggage set, manuals and
tools, as well as factory-issued Zertifikat, confirming its original build details. This beautiful example of the
iconic Gullwing would make an excellent candidate for rallies, Mercedes-Benz club events, or concours
The additional offerings from this private collection include: