This 300SL disc brake roadster has covered less than 1200 miles since being comprehensively restored to show quality standards between 2006 and 2009 by Rudi & Company. Up until 2004 the car had only one owner from new and is in spectacular condition throughout. Dressed in a uniquely refined combination of light green metallic paint over light tan leather interior, this 1961 Mercedes is ready for show or driving events
This 300SL has a known history from new and was a one owner example until 2004. It was purchased new in 1961 by Peter J. Matheu of San Jose, California. Matheu would go on to drive it regularly for the next 14 years, after which the car was parked and stored at his California residence where it remained from 1976 until 2005. On March 4th, 2005, Tomas Taffet of Chatsworth, California bought the 300SL Roadster from Matheu and subsequently sent it up to British Columbia to have well known 300SL expert restorer Rudi & Company perform a full ground up restoration to concours standards. In late 2009, Taffet sold the car to Stephen Lefkowitz of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, who commissioned the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine, Ca to perform a full PPI on the vehicle which accompanies this 300SL’s paperwork. In 2012, the car was purchased by William Witz of Hinsdale, Illinois.
Today this 300SL presents in superb condition and is ready for show and touring events. Since completion of the comprehensive 3-year restoration, the Roadster has been driven about 1,200 miles in total. The restoration work, completed between 2006 and 2009 by Rudi & Company, addressed every facet of the car, and which prior to restorative work was in an exceptional original condition emphasized by the undercarriage of the car that today remains in pristine but mostly original condition. Cosmetically, this disc brake roadster has an impressively straight and original body with wonderfully executed paint work in DB 274 light green metallic. The upholstery work compliments the condition and color of the exterior cosmetics having been done correctly in light tan leather with tan carpets. All of the chrome was redone to show quality standards and remains in excellent condition. Whether by choice or simply due to how easy a life this 300SL has led, and further testament to the exacting original condition of this long term one owner car prior to restoration, the gaps and fits all have a very true to original feel, thus very tidy and even throughout.