01 Jul Iconic 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe Launches The Strongest Starting Line Up in Our Monterey Auction History

For Immediate Release

Scottsdale, Arizona (July 1st, 2014) – As the list of outstanding, investment-quality collector automobiles continues to grow for our upcoming Monterey auction, we are thrilled to post an initial selection online of stellar automobiles representing the strongest starting line up in Russo and Steele Monterey history for the event’s 2014 edition. Accelerating that momentum, Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions now announces the consignment to our upcoming Monterey event, one of the most collectible, historic, and recognizable sports cars ever conceived, a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe. One of just 311 examples produced for 1956 and 1,400 built in all, it is complete with the highly rare and valuable competition-type Rudge “knock-off” wheels plus fitted luggage.

Based on the first new post-war racing car from Mercedes-Benz, the roadgoing 300 SL took the motoring world by storm with incredible performance and cutting-edge technical specifications including fuel-injection, fully-independent suspension, a lightweight tubular space-frame, and glamorous styling with signature upward-opening “Gullwing” doors. A huge fuel tank and available fitted luggage provided legendary Grand Touring capabilities. The undisputed choice of the era’s business, social, and political elites, the 300 SL’s mystique continues even stronger today. All surviving examples are sought-after and enjoy fast-rising valuations, marking the ideal opportunity in today’s collector-car marketplace.

The standard by which classic sporting cars continue to be judged, the 300 SL is an absolute “must have” for any serious collector and driving enthusiast. Learn more about this 300 SL and our many other outstanding feature consignments on our sale website and be sure to contact us to make bidder arrangements. Get ready to join us from August 14th to the 16th to experience the refreshing Russo and Steele difference at our strongest Monterey auction yet! For further supporting documentation, high-resolution images or more information on the offering of this exceptional 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL “Gullwing” Coupe, please contact Darin Roberge at darin@russoandsteele.com

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions
One of the nation’s premier collector-car auction houses, we at Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions continue to set records and attract clients worldwide. In addition to our reputation for offering stellar collector automobiles, our unique auction experience is simply unattainable anywhere else. Auctions include our signature event in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, followed by June at Newport Beach, August at Monterey, and September’s Las Vegas auction. For additional information, please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697.

Media Contact:
Darin Roberge