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Rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing sells for $4.62m

Over the weekend Gooding & Company's Scottsdale, Arizona auction sold more than $39 million worth of vehicles, but there was undoubtedly one model which stole the show.

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Alloy Gullwing sold for $4.2 million dollars which cost a total of $4.62 million after auction fees were taken into account. This represents a record selling price for the iconic classic car.

The final price heavily exceeded its expected value of between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000, no doubt leaving Gooding & Company and the previous owner more than happy. Mercedes built only 29 units of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing with an aluminum body.

Another noteworthy model to sell at the auction was a 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider which went for $3,905,000 after auction fees.

Source: http://www.worldcarfans.com/112012240132/rare-1955-mercedes-benz-300-sl-alloy-gullwing-sells-for

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