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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Chassis no. 198.040.6500028
Engine no. 1989806500038
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz
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1956
Manufacturing
13th February 1956
1st and current chassis no. 198.040.6500028
13th February 1956
1st body no. 198.040.6500023
Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
Type: Fixhead coupe
Colour: Silver
13th February 1956
1st and current engine no. 1989806500038
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ (DE)
Note: NSL special engine
13th February 1956
1st and current interior
Material: Tissue
Seats: Grey
From 13th February 1956
to 11th June 1957
Owner: CORRIAG AG HANDELSGESELLSCHAFT (CH)
Note: Sold to Corriag Ag Handelsgesellschaft for Guido Cestelli-Guidi (Roma, Italy)
13th February 1956
Identification document: Car manufacturers' heritage certificate - Mercedes-Benz - Data card factory
March 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Affermazioni Di Piloti Romani", Automobilismo Romano , no. 3, 03-1956, pp. 21
11th March 1956
Event: Criterium delle Nazioni
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
25th March 1956
Event: Corsa sulle Torricelle
Locality: Verona (IT)
Race number: #340
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
April 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Affermazioni Di Piloti Romani", Automobilismo Romano , no. 4, 04-1956, pp. 22
April 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Riacceso Sulle Torcelle Il Fuoco Della Passione Sportiva", L'Automobile , 04-1956
8th April 1956
Event: XVI Giro Automobilistico di Sicilia
Locality: Palermo (IT)
Race number: #258
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 4th CL
22nd April 1956
Event: Coppa della Consuma
Locality: Firenze (IT)
Race number: #264
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
From 28th April 1956
to 29th April 1956
Event: XXIII Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #500
Category / Group: Serie speciale da Turismo e Gran Turismo
Class: Oltre 2.000 cm3
Team: SCUDERIA CAMPIDOGLIO (IT)
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Time: Start: 5.00'00"- Brescia-Roma: 7.31'24"- Brescia-Roma-Brescia: ritirato
29th April 1956
Event: III Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #500
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
May 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Primati Di Piero Taruffi A Castelfusano", Automobilismo Romano , no. 5, 05-1956, pp. 15
10th May 1956
Event: IV Giornata dei Primati
Locality: Unknown city (IT)
Race number: #14
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
20th May 1956
Event: Trofeo Internazionale della Sardegna
Locality: Cagliari (IT)
Race number: #174
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 10th OA / 4th CL
June 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Rombo Di Motori", Automobilismo Romano , no. 6, 06-1956, pp. 24
June 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "La Ferrari Al G.p Supercortemaggiore", L'Automobile , 06-1956
June 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Giuliano Giovanardi Su Ferrari 250 Gt Ha Vinto La Xxiii Vermicino- Rocca Di Papa Coppa Gallenga", Automobilismo Romano , no. 6, 06-1956
10th June 1956
Event: XXXX Targa Florio
Circuit: Piccolo Circuito Madonie
Locality: Palermo (IT)
Race number: #36
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Giuseppe Musso (IT)
Results / Prizes: 9th OA / 2nd CL
24th June 1956
Event: XXVI Criterium di Roma - XXIII Coppa Gallenga
Locality: Vermicino (IT)
Race number: #114
Category / Group: Turismo
Class: oltre 2000 cc
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 5th CL
July 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "La Vermicino- Rocca Di Papa Vinta Da Giovanardi Su Ferrari 3000", L'Automobile , 07-1956, pp. 7
From July 1956
to 31st August 1956
Press review: Unknown author, "Affermazioni Piloti Romani", Automobilismo Romano , no. 7, 07-1956, pp. 23
1st July 1956
Event: Bolzano - Mendola
Locality: Bolzano (IT)
Race number: #324
Category / Group: Turismo
Class: oltre 2000 cc.
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 5th CL
20th October 1956
Event: G.P. di Roma - Targa Supercortemaggiore - 6 Ore
Locality: Roma (IT)
Race number: #14
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 1st CL
21st October 1956
Event: Trofeo Franco Venturi - Frascati Tuscolo
Locality: Roma (IT)
Race number: #56
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Maria Cestelli Guidi (IT)
25th December 1956
Event: Checkpoint
Locality: Unknown city (GB)
Race number: #500
Note: Checkpoint is a 1956 British film noir crime drama film directed by Ralph Thomas and starring Anthony Steel, Odile Versois, Stanley Baker, and James Robertson Justice. The film was shot at Pinewood Studios in London with location work in Italy, including footage of the 1956 Mille Miglia. The 198.040.6500028 appears from 1:07:47 to 1:07:52.
January 1957
Press review: Unknown author, "I Successi Degli Sportivi Romani In Campo Nazionale", Automobilismo Romano , no. 1, 01-1957, pp. 23
February 1957
Press review: Unknown author, "I Premiati Dell' A.c.r. Per Il 1956", Automobilismo Romano , no. 2, 02-1957, pp. 12
14th April 1957
Event: XVII Giro Automobilistico di Sicilia
Locality: Palermo (IT)
Race number: #320
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 11th May 1957
to 12th May 1957
Event: XXIV Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #425
Category / Group: Gran Turismo
Class: Oltre 2.000 cm3
Team: SCUDERIA CAMPIDOGLIO (IT)
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Giuseppe Musso (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Time: Start: 4.25’00"- Brescia-Roma: ritirati
12th May 1957
Event: IV Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #425
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Giuseppe Musso (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 10th June 1957
to 24th October 1989
Plate: ROMA-288705
Country: IT
From 12th June 1957
to 13th April 1960
Owner: SCUDERIA CAMPIDOGLIO (IT)
Famous owner: Italian Racing Team
Note: Sold to Scuderia Campidoglio for Guido Cestelli Guidi (Roma, Italy)
From 23rd October 1957
to 24th October 1957
Event: Rallye Automobilistico Femminile CL. I. D. A.
Locality: Roma (IT)
Team: CLUB ITALIANO DONNE AUTOMOBILISTE
Driver: Maria Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Isabella Taruffi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 2nd OA
November 1957
Press review: Unknown author, "Ii° Rallye Della Stampa Romana I° Rallye Femminile ''cl.i.d.a.''", Automobilismo Romano , no. 11, 11-1957
May 1958
Press review: Unknown author, "La ''coppa Shell' Dell' ''viii Trofeo Di Roma'' è Stata Assegnata A Vittorio Santini Della ''scuderia Campidoglio''", Automobilismo Romano , no. 5, 05-1958
1st May 1958
Event: Trofeo Turistico di Roma
Locality: Roma (IT)
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Anna Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: 17th OA
11th May 1958
Event: Targa Florio
Circuit: Piccolo Circuito Madonie
Locality: Palermo (IT)
Race number: #48
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Giuseppe Musso (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
June 1958
Press review: Unknown author, "Rombo Di Motori", Automobilismo Romano , no. 6, 06-1958, pp. 24
From 21st July 1958
to 22nd July 1958
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #4
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Co-Driver: Giuseppe Musso (IT)
Results / Prizes: 5th OA
From 27th August 1958
to 31st August 1958
Event: Liege - Rome - Liege
Locality: Liegi (BE)
Race number: #108
Driver: Guido Cestelli Guidi (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
31st October 1958
Press review: Unknown author, "Affermazioni Piloti Romani", Automobilismo Romano , no. 10, 10-1958, pp. 24
From 14th April 1960
to 5th February 1961
Owner: Enrico Rinaldi (IT)
Purchase price: Lire 30.000
From 6th February 1961
to 1st May 1961
Owner: IMPRESA CASERMAGGIO MO-VAS (IT)
Purchase price: Lire 2.000.000
From 2nd May 1961
to 14th June 1965
Owner: Filiberto Sbardella (IT)
Purchase price: Lire 1.000.000
1964
Generic fact: Other photos
From 14th June 1965
to 1969
Owner: Antonio Peter Russo (US)
Purchase price: Lire 1.300.000
Famous owner: Antonio Peter Russo a.k.a. Tony Russel (born Anthony Russo
From November 1965
to 1983
Plate: VAM622
Country: US
From 1969
to 1972
Owner: Ron Kellogg (US)
1970
2nd body no. 198.040.6500023
Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
Type: Fixhead coupe
Colour: Red
From 1972
to 24th October 1989
Owner: Bill Mitchell Leland (US)
Famous owner: President of he Gull Wing Group International
Note: Leland not long after began a decade plus long restoration of the car with Scott Grundfor
1986
Event: Andy Warhol Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé (1954)
Locality: New York (US)
Note: Upon completion of the Leland's restoration, a very well know poster was made of this 300SL and it was sold for many years commercially through Mercedes Benz's Franchised dealers. In the 1986 to commemorate the centenary celebration of Mercedes Benz, Pop Artist Andy Warhol was commissioned to do a series on the 300SL Gullwing. His work was based on Leland's original poster which Mercedes provided to Warhol rather than having to provide him with an actual vehicle to have to work with.
From 25th October 1989
to 2012
Owner: HATA COLLECTION (JP)
October 1990
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Mille Miglia Una Corsa Italiana , Abiemme, n.p. 1990
2005
Bibliography: Curami Andrea, Mercedes-benz & Mille Miglia , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 2005
2008
Bibliography: Unknown author, Register Mercedes 300 Sl Coupè\gullwing , Unknown publisher, n.p. 2008
From 2012
to 2013
Owner: SYMBOLIC MOTOR CAR COMPANY (US)
Note: Chuck Wegner was investor behind Symbolic so he was the registered owner of the car while being sold via Symbolic
From 2013
to currently
Owner: Private collection
2013
Bibliography: Unknown author, Register Mercedes 300 Sl Coupè\gullwing Vol.2 , Unknown publisher, n.p. 2013
April 2013
Generic fact: Other photos
From 15th May 2013
to 2015
Plate: MI-G5657
Country: IT
2013
3rd and current body no. 198.040.6500023
Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
Type: Fixhead coupe
Colour: Silver
7th April 2015
Identification document: FIVA Identity Card no.: 54041 - Categorized: A3
2016
Plate: ZH57936
Country: CH
From 17th May 2016
to 22nd May 2016
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #387
Driver: Pierre Mellinger (CH)
Co-Driver: Tommaso Gelmini (IT)
Results / Prizes: 319th OA
From 5th May 2017
to 7th January 2018
Event: 90 anni, 1000 Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
From 18th May 2017
to 21st May 2017
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #435
Driver: Pierre Mellinger (CH)
Co-Driver: Tommaso Gelmini (IT)
Results / Prizes: 367th OA
November 2018
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2018
December 2018
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Orizzonte Perduto Mille Miglia 1947-1956 , Ela, n.p. 2018
2022
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Targa Florio's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2022
2023
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Giro Di Sicilia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2023