One of the final 50 300SL’s produced and restored in 2010 by Hans Kleissl, this 1963 Aluminum Block Roadster is exceptional in it’s original livery and concours correct throughout
Originally delivered to Mathes Julius of Los Angeles in 1963. The car was sold to Ryoji Okamoto of Japan in 1986. In 2006 the car was sold to H. H. Skeikh Nasser M.A. Al-Sabah of Kuwait. The car was restored in 2010 by noted German 300SL experts HK Engineering to a 100 point concours standard. At the time of restoration, the car showed 95,000 kilometers on the odometer. At completion, the odometer was set to zero and today it reads 7461 km.
In 2014, the current owner purchased the car via Scott Grundfor Company. It has since resided in his climate controlled facility, benefiting from devoted in-house maintenance, and importantly a scheduled driving program. Most recently, in 2014, the 300SL was thoroughly serviced to ensure that it performs and shows just as it should. Still intact with its kilometer per hour speedometer and European headlights, this “end of an era” 300SL, one of the final 50 built, is accompanied by the Mercedes-BenzWagenkarte(build sheet).
One of the last 300SLs built (3258 was the last car, this being 3219), this outstanding example was originally finished in DB050 (White) over red upholstery, same as today, and was fitted with a black hardtop. This 1963 Aluminum Block Roadster incorporates all the desirable improvements over earlier models of the 300SL line and achieves the highest of concours standards for both condition and correctness. One would be hard pressed to find a more true to history late model 300SL Roadster available anywhere. Ready for show or drive.