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2011 Pre-1960 Sports & GT


1957 Mercedes 300SL Roadster

Owned by Dick Rotto, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In 1957 Mercedes replaced the legendary 300SL “Gullwing” Coupe with the 300SL Roadster. This new version included changes to the swing axle which improved handling, the lowering of the door sills which allowed for regular doors and a reconfiguration of the spare tire and gas tank to enlarge the trunk space. This two-owner, matching numbers car was professionally restored by its original owner in 1991. It was purchased by the current owner and upgraded in 2005. This is the first concours for the car.

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