What makes this barn-find Mercedes-Benz 300 SL so special?


Sometime in the 1970s, this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was put into a garage, where it would remain untouched until 2018, nearly 50 years later.

We caught up with its current owner, Robert Torre, who purchased it and did a complete mechanical restoration.

J.A. Ackley
J.A. Ackley Senior Editor
6/19/23 9:34 a.m.

While this didn't win any awards at The Amelia, it did earn some at other concours in New England. Does a car have to be perfect to be concours-quality? Not necessarily, as this one proved.

tgschmid New Reader
9/6/23 1:58 p.m.

What a Great Car. I'll bet it will do 100.

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