This exceptional 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is among the scarcest available

Can you believe it? The iconic Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is turning 60 this year! But this ain’t just any ordinary convertible. Oh no, when Mercedes decided to chop the top off the legendary 300SL coupe, they didn’t just slap on a soft roof and call it a day. These engineers went all out, reinforcing and lowering the chassis to make room for those classic hinged doors. And let’s not forget the lower sills, making it a tad easier to slide into this beauty.

With only 1,858 of these babies ever made between 1957 and 1963, you know you’re looking at something seriously special. Originally rocking a fiery Fire Engine Red paint job, this particular Roadster got a makeover in 2005, transforming into a mesmerizing Light Green Poly hue. And it wasn’t just a paint job – they stripped this baby down to the bare metal, polished up the chrome, and gave the mechanical bits some serious TLC.

Now, hold onto your seats, ’cause here’s where things get really wild. Back in the day, you could snag one of these bad boys for a cool $11,000. Adjusted for inflation, that’s nearly 91 grand in today’s money. But wait, there’s more. The folks over at RM Sotheby’s are expecting this gem to fetch a jaw-dropping $1.1 million to $1.3 million at auction. Yep, you read that right.

But hey, it’s not just about the price tag. This Roadster comes fully loaded with its original set of fitted luggage, ready to hit the open road in style. And if that’s not enough, there’s a whole stash of photos and receipts documenting the epic restoration journey this car has been on. So buckle up, folks, ’cause this 300SL Roadster is about to take you on the ride of a lifetime.