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Originally released as a production car in 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL was the fastest production car of its day and helped shift the brand’s image in America to one of performance and speed. The 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is one of the classic cars that define cool, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest sports cars of all time in addition to being one of the most collectible Mercs ever. It’s fast. It has gullwing doors. It’s straight up gorgeous. Still, this particular 1957 300 SL Gullwing is even more special than its counterparts. It’s still in great condition despite never being restored, and it retains much of its factory Fire Engine Red finish. It’s been exhibited in various museums for four decades, which is where it’s been sitting until this auction. Now’s your chance to own an iconic piece of motoring history. This 1957 300 SL Gullwing will roll across the block as part of an RM Sotheby’s auction in Fort Lauderdale on April 6 and 7. As if that wasn’t reason enough to throw your hand in the air, 100% of the hammer proceeds will benefit the Jackson, Michigan YMCA.

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