A rare 1957 Mercedes just auctioned for R19 million — see inside the pristinely restored icon – Business Insider South Africa

A rare 1957 Mercedes just auctioned for R19 million — see inside the pristinely restored icon – Business Insider South Africa

Among Mercedes cars, the 300SL Gullwing is perhaps the most iconic. With a classic Mercedes front fascia and striking gull-wing doors, the 300SL represents some of the best of Mercedes design, ever. Examples of the car regularly fetch more than $1 million, like this one from car auction website Bring a Trailer.

On September 25, this 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing sold for $1.152 million, according to its listing. Shipped from the Mercedes factory on February 22, 1957, the listing said it’s one of the 1,400 Gullwing coupes built over the course of three years of production. 

Read on to learn more about it. Trust me — you’ll want to see this interior.

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