Knowledgeable collectors would surely place the 300 SL somewhere very close to the top of the list from best supercars of the '50s.
Not only because of its successful and perfect design, but also for its reliability level.
Stunningly handsome and very quick, the 300 SL roadster was even more popular than its elder brother (the Gullwing) selling more than 1800 in a six-year production run.
The car we offer for sale is a matching numbers (engine and steering box) that was sold new to the USA in 1958.
It spent forty years in the mild climate of California, which partly explains its remarkable condition.
In 2000 it came back to Europe, to the Netherlands, where it stayed in a major collection for the next ten years.
Overall, this is a splendid example of a highly desirable car...