Garage find: 1955 Gullwing hiding for 50 years

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When the garage door went up all was revealed. This tatty Gullwing had been sitting for almost 50 years.

Garage find
Sleeping Gullwing

SOLD – Thank you – See our current listings HERE

1955 300SL – Silver/Blue – Belly pans
Not run in almost 5 decades
Complete – negligible rust – No damage
Highly weathered – Color changed to silver
Correct engine – a 100% restoration project
No tools – No luggage

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Bumpers were lashed on with electrical wire. Panel fit and finished was excellent. Fabulous find.

Data Card decode:

  • 198040-5500421
  • Engine: 198980-5500459
  • Transmission: 128
  • 050- Paint, White
  • 333- Interior Trim, Blue Leather
  • Delivered to: New York/ U.S.A.
  • Date: June 27, 1955
  • Wheel- 5K x 15
  • Tire- 6,50-15
  • Front left axle- 438
  • Front right axle- 441
  • Rear axle- 491
  • Steering box- 413
  • Instruments, in English
  • Sealed-beam lighting units
  • Bumpers with guards
  • Windshield washer
  • I kg lacquer 050
  • Becker radio set “Mexico”
  • Trunk set, 2-piece
  • Seaworthy packing in light sea box

 

Roy Spencer 650-343-7980 – Global shipping gladly arranged.

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Gallery

  • You never know what might be hiding in a non-descript garage in Indiana...
  • With tires aired up and a few wheel covers snapped on, the Gullwing begins to come to life.
  • Just and old car sharing space with life's accumulated detritus.
  • Ancient partially original blue leather complemented the original 050 white nicely.
  • Seller's father once cherished motoring behind the ivory wheel of the wonderful Gullwing.

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