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Clark Gable’s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe

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!
Clark Gable Gullwing Mercedes

6 Responses to Clark Gable’s Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe

  1. Andrew says:

    One of the most beautiful cars ever.

    Something tells me it’ll fetch a hell of a lot more than its original MSRP.

  2. Speed Talk says:

    This is one of the most beautiful Mercedes-Benz models ever, and most expensive of course.. What do you think, is good to have this baby in the garage? :)

  3. Mitchell says:

    Holy crap! That is one sexy ride. I would take it in any color as well. Perhaps one day I’ll have the means to afford a dream car like this.

  4. EAT says:

    Tru Classic…..www.EATglass.com

  5. Don Hodgdon says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting a previous owner of this car, Charlie Wood. He showed me a dent in the trunk lid that was made when Paul Newman parked the car in Charlie’s garage. I suggested he have Paul sign the dent thereby increasing the value of the car ten-fold!

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