Late-production Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster | Car Catcher

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It’s not uncommon for cars to be designed for specific countries, but when it comes to the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, the story goes that it was developed to for one state in particular: California.

This 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, believed to be the third-to-last example ever delivered, is one such car. The late production number means that this 300 SL left the factory equipped with disc brakes and an alloy engine block.

That’s just the beginning of this story, however, as the Gullwing Group’s Roadster Registry shows that the Mercedes-Benz was shipped to Iran following completion, believed to be received by the Shah of Iran. Little is known about the car’s time in the Middle East, but the 300 SL became available in the United States in the early 1970s.

In 2015, the Mercedes-Benz underwent a two-year restoration carried out by Costa Mesa, California–based Legendary Classic Center. Finished in its factory colors, this 1964 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is available from RM Sotheby’s as part of its upcoming Arizona auction.

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