Mercedes-Benz 300SL restored by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Photography Courtesy Mecum Auctions

If you think the Mittelgrun paint makes this 300SL special, just wait until you hear the full story.

A U.S. market model shipped from the factory in 1955, this 300SL was delivered to Mercedes-Benz Distributors of New York. Later, in 1973, the car–the only example believed to be finished in Mittelgrun over green and gray leather from the factory–was purchased by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum would go on to perform a body-off restoration on the Mercedes-Benz in the late 2000s, making use of a number of local companies in the Indianapolis area–such as the Landwerlen Leather Co., who helped refinish the car’s interior with beige leather.

Find this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing available from Mecum Auctions as part of its upcoming Glendale 2023 auction. For reference, Hagerty currently values a 300SL Gullwing in No. 2 condition at $1.75 million.

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