Single-family ownership since new | 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster for sale

Photography Courtesy RM Sotheby's

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Single-family ownership is one thing, but how many people can say they own the car that transported them to the hospital they were born at? Such is the case for this 300 SL Roadster and its owner, 300 SL specialist Martin Cushway.

Billed as a late production model with disc brakes and an alloy block, the Mercedes-Benz currently shows 380,000 miles (no, that’s not a typo).

Accompanied by numerous original parts and accessories, plus documentation and period photos, the 300 SL also comes fitted with upgrades that improve drivability–including ABS–all of which are said to be reversible.

Find this 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster available from an upcoming RM Sotheby’s auction with an expected selling price of $1,650,000-$2,200,000.

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rdstr New Reader
10/4/22 11:26 a.m.

4 speed or 5 speed?

Kpcheng New Reader
10/4/22 12:56 p.m.

I completely get that everyone has their own unique circumstances and that the astronomical amount of money that this is worth adds a whole layer to the complexity of the decision to sell the car, but it does seem a real shame to have the car leave the family ownership.  Question, there is much value in the provenance of this car - does that disappear when it moves onto the next owner and subsequent to that?  

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/4/22 1:02 p.m.

In reply to rdstr :

Looks like a four-speed.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/4/22 1:06 p.m.

In reply to Kpcheng :

That's a really good question. Perhaps the car's desirability will be based on a different attribute in the future?

cwfritz New Reader
10/4/22 4:14 p.m.

Caption for the last photo in the gallery:

"Hey, who the hell do you think you are?  Get your butt off my car!

Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry, Mr. Ferrari.  Uh, can I get you anything?  A nice cool drink, perhaps?  Make yourself at home."

And that fender never gets washed again.

Single-family ownership since new | 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster for sale details

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