Car a few months ago Share Tweet Pin Share A Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing from 1955 with a classic silver grey exterior is now up for auction. Known for its distinctive gull-wing doors and direct fuel injection, the postwar model was the fastest production car of its day and the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer. This 300 SL was first owned by Ambie Collins in New York before making its way across the Atlantic in 1979 to join the Wiesenthal Collection in Vienna. The car still has its W-7990 number plate issued on February 28, 1979, making it likely to be one of the last Gullwings in the country with a black plate. The model was fully restored in the early-’90s with thorough documentation, replacing its original checker print interior with black leather. Take a look at the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing above and head over to Dorotheum to place a bid. For something more futuristic, Aston Martin unveiled the official images of its Valkyrie Hypercar. Bonus: Want to stay up to date on our latest Rare Norm news ?