Developed out of the 1952 racer that won at Le Mans and in the gruelling Carrera Panamericana, the 300SL is normally hailed as being the first genuine supercar. And, values will be always be in the super range when it comes to blue-chip collectibles such as the Gullwing (incidentally, once voted in by readers of this magazine as their number-one cost-noobject classic car). Back when the 300SL topped our reader survey, a Gullwing coupé was valued at around NZ$112–200K dependent upon condition. By the end of 2006, worldwide collected sales figures indicate a range running from NZ$508K for a Condition 4 car up to NZ$712,350 for a top-end Condition 1 example. Over the following five to six years, values climbed to NZ$800K– $1.07M and the last figures we saw indicated a price range of NZ$1.76–$2.57M. However, switch over to the value of an alloy-bodied coupé, and the prices reflect the car’s extreme rarity and desirability. While remaining relatively static for quite some time, with a range of NZ$1.65–$2M along with steel-bodied variants, prices for these rare cars enjoyed a huge upswing starting in January 2012, when they embarked on a swift climb to today’s valuation — currently that’s NZ$5.7–$9.4M. If you’ve just won Lotto and fancy a big spend — we’ve got just the car for you!