Seller Comments: “This car was completed on 23rd September 1954 in time for display on the manufacturers stand at the Paris Mondiale de l ‘Automobile. By the end of 1954 it was in service with Mercedes-Benz (Great Britain) Ltd as a press car and registered PLB 23, the number which it still carries today.”
“PLB 23 was then used by the legendary Stirling Moss in promotional work for Mercedes prior to the 1955 Mille Miglia, in which Moss took a tremendous victory with Denis Jenkinson, the journalist known as “Jenks,” as co-driver. Stirling used PLB 23 in a photo shoot at Brands Hatch in late February, driving in heavy snow.”
“Driven by Stirling Moss during preparation for his famous 1955 Mille Miglia Victory. Contemporary and period photographs and literature signed by Sir Stirling. Only three private owners from new. Lost from public view since 1976. Offered for sale for the first time in over 30 years.”
Sports Car Digest Comments: The 2008 Sports Car Market price guide suggests a $375,000 – $550,000 price range for a steel-bodied Mercedes Gullwing, while the May – August 2008 Cars That Matter price guide advocates a $538,000 – $735,000 range.
This unique Stirling Moss-laced history of this steel body 300SL Gullwing allows the seller to ask a healthy alloy body price. Vehicle condition and other particulars are not mentioned, so we hope it’s original or restored at that price.