Mercedes-benz 300 SL Gull­wing

Classic Cars (UK) - - Chasing Cars -

K500’s Simon Kid­ston says, ‘Un­ques­tion­ably the barom­e­ter of the mar­ket. Mercedes-benz’s peer­less coupé tracks global trends like few oth­ers, so it’s no sur­prise that val­ues have soft­ened from the peaks of 2014 when an Ivory ex­am­ple hit $2.5m in Mon­terey. The 29 al­loy cars are su­per­valu­able but sel­dom ap­pear for sale. Steel cars are judged by their spec (Rudge wheels com­mand a 10% pre­mium if fac­tory-fit­ted), orig­i­nal colours (unusual is good, red is bad, sil­ver is safe), and con­di­tion, given that a to­tal restora­tion can cost $500k. There’s no more widely el­i­gi­ble or liq­uid clas­sic.’

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