by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte

Classic car find: a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL discovered in a UK garage

2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the legendary SL range from Mercedes-Benz. A new generation of the sports roadster series has already been unveiled, whereas last year an important number of classic models built in the early and mid 1950s were brought to light after many years during which they were forgotten in dark barns and garages across the world. Just lately, a new crown jewel was discovered in the United Kingdom. We're talking about a rusty 300 SL version of 1957, that needs a complete and expensive restoration process in order to regain most of its past motoring glory. Apart from the original 6-cylinder 215 hp engine, left dismantled in a corner of the garage, this particular Gullwing looks to be a in rather decent state, even though the long decades of inactivity put some serious marks over the car. We pray this 300 SL finds a dedicated owner as soon as possible, to make sure one day, after great efforts, it will shine on roads again as it did once upon a time.

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