Details: Seller Fantasy Junction is asking $595,000. Car is located in San Francisco Bay area.
Seller Comments: “This particular car is a matching numbers US model car that was restored in Germany some years ago and fitted with European headlamps. As a 1960 example, this car features the larger drum brakes to further improve the driving experience when compared to both gullwings and earlier roadsters. The car also has chrome wheels, fitted luggage, service manual, car cover, and its original manual pack and holder. The current owner has spent considerable time and money on getting the car just right, including the fitment of a concealed modern radio (with an antenna concealed inside of the door), paint touchup, new interior mirror, and right side Talbot mirror.”
“This is a great opportunity to acquire a capably restored and extremely attractive example of this desirable car. The high quality restoration is developing some light patina but is wearing well, making this the ideal car to use in events and enjoy without fear of spoiling it. The European headlights are much more attractive than the US ones, while the stunning color combination and various extras further differentiate this car.”
Sports Car Digest Comments: The 2008 Sports Car Market price guide suggests a $375,000 – $450,000 price range for a Mercedes 300SL Roadster, while the September – December 2008 Cars That Matter price guide advocates a $410,000 – $630,000 range.
While a stunning color combination on already stunning car, the asking price is on par with a recently restored #1 condition car.