Mecum Kissimmee 2015 Preview – 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster in 100 Gorgeous Photos

You can really tell when a classic car up for auction soon is a real pride and joy of its owner. In the case of this 1963 Mercedes 300SL, the love really jumps from the photos intact.

It is especially amazing to see such loving photos of a silver/red 300SL because the color set is popular enough to be cliche. So for it to be so amazingly represented here is a big deal. We wish this SL Roadster the best at Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee, Florida event in mid-January 2015 — and might even head down there to attend it in person.


 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

Mecum Kissimmee 2015 Preview

 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster


– Rare alloy engine and disc brakes
– Last year of the original SL sports car
– Soft top with optional hardtop
– Original owner and overseas delivery docs
– All mechanicals up to date
– Locally owned for its entire life
– Owned by Concours Motors since 1973
– Been on the Colorado Grand twice
– 42,164 miles
– 3.0L/212 HP single overhead cam inline-6
– Mechanical direct fuel injection, Bosch injection pump
– 4-speed manual transmission
– 4-wheel power disc brakes
– Dealer shop manual
– Toolkit
– Excellent condition




Photos by David Newhardt and Jeremy Cliff

Courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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