A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing coupe is among the hottest cars sought by car collector. It becomes even more valuable when it is a celebrity-owned car. When the celebrity is a legendary leading man, there is not telling what a collector might be willing to pay for this car.
This 1955 Mercedes-Benz, which was owned by actor Clark Gable, will be sold at an auction next week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Car-auction specialist Barrett-Jackson will feature this vehicle in its auction next week. The car will go to the block on Saturday, January 19, per a report from Fox News.
A strong celebrity connection can lift the value of any collector car – witness the soaring values of any sort of vehicle connected with Steve McQueen – and the Gable Mercedes has ironclad documentation and a known history. The car’s original registration is signed by both William Clark Gable and his fifth wife, Kay Spreckels Gable.