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what would a gullwing go for $

Not a mint condition gullwing, but a worn one that I can bring back up. all I really want is decent paint (no rust hopefully)and a good solid running engine to start with.

also, let me know of any known issues with this model.
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How's this?

1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL

Hint, it's a replica.

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Not part of the in-crowd since 1952. It's BRAKES not breaks. You break a bone, use brakes to stop your car. /rant

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Any legitimate driveable gullwing will go for a minimum of $350K.
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Not a mint condition gullwing, but a worn one that I can bring back up. all I really want is decent paint (no rust hopefully)and a good solid running engine to start with.
Do they even exist anymore?
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I agree - if you're trying to find a "beater" gullwing, I don't think you will without the "barn find". They sell for so much now, that I would imagine all the known ones have been restored.

On the other hand, someone out there might have a driver that they've never restored. I'm guessing it'll take you two continents and two years to find what you want.

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There's a Ferrari enzo on ebay right now. Why not just buy that.

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How's this?

1956 Mercedes Benz 300SL

Hint, it's a replica.

nice
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I agree - if you're trying to find a "beater" gullwing, I don't think you will without the "barn find". They sell for so much now, that I would imagine all the known ones have been restored.

On the other hand, someone out there might have a driver that they've never restored. I'm guessing it'll take you two continents and two years to find what you want.
hahah...your not joking are you?
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No, he's not joking!

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The lower-end models, even what us mere mortals consider high-end, such as fully loaded Euro S-class cabs, get neglected on occasion - but the 300SL was more comparable to a modern SLR. The toys of movie stars and oil tycoons. Try finding a beat-up SLR in fifty years - the nice ones survive, and the rest get wrecked at high speed. Even the Adenauer models got left in the yard after a while due to maintenance costs, but the Gullwing simply had too much road presence to fall under the radar. Barn finds are the only source for unrestored examples, especially when the car has such an ample following, such that people trace individual serial numbers from the factory to obtain specific cars. Oh, and that replica has a shoddy-looking shifter boot. Hardly Clark Gable material.

One can still find 300SL roadsters for less than the gullwing models, but hardly chump change there, either.

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