Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale is just around the corner and there are some amazing cars up for auction. My favorite by far is the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing owned by Clark Gable (the actor). Gable purchased it new at Mercedes-Benz of Hollywood. List price was $7,295. After Gable’s death in November 1960, ownership was passed to Harry Haeigen, cartoonist and Gable’s publicist. Title passed to Charles Wood, owner of Grand Stand Amusement Park in 1975. Since then it’s changed hands again and now it’s up for auction!
I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before but the 300SL is my ultimate dream car but I ideally want black with red… I’d settle for this if perhaps Craig Jackson decides to send it my way!