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Saw a Gullwing on the public roads today

Not sure what Gullwings retail for here in the UK but it`s a lot of money.... £150,000 upwards so it`s very rare to see one out and about on public roads. In fact I`ve never seen one except at Mercedes concours days or in museums.

Until today, when I spotted one on the outskirts of Guildford.

Are they just as rare a sight on public roads in other parts of the world?
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Not sure what Gullwings retail for here in the UK but it`s a lot of money.... £150,000 upwards so it`s very rare to see one out and about on public roads. In fact I`ve never seen one except at Mercedes concours days or in museums.

Until today, when I spotted one on the outskirts of Guildford.

Are they just as rare a sight on public roads in other parts of the world?
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Yes indeed...it is very rare to see a gullwing on the road
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A bit more common here in the show off capital of the World but still rare. I have seen Gullwings on public roads six times, and for some reason mostly on Sundays. Saw a very rare 250 GTO Berlinetta LM last week. There used to be a shop in Encino that specialized in restoring 300 SL convertible and gullwing. I would make it a habit to have a look arount every other week. A Friend is restoring a BMW 507 Roadster. What a beauty. Cheerio, Teutone (aka Horst K)
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Wow. I thought it was wild when I saw a new Bentley and a Ford GT on public roads in Flint, MI. That is an impressive as I've seen around here.

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