1955 Mercedes-Benz Gullwing will cross the block on February 3

A 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe is among the headliners in RM Sotheby's Paris auction on February 3.   

The Gullwing is named for its iconic doors and is among the most sought after classic cars on the market.

Mercedes Benz 300
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is named for its iconic doors

Only 1,400 coupes were built, with production running from 1954 to 1963.

The present lot was one of a number shipped to America. It was bought by Ernest Stern, a well-known Pittsburgh based collector.

It was later sold to a buyer in Italy and entered in several Mille Miglia events during the 1990s. It displays the classic white and red colour scheme.

Other high profile lots include a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300sc coupe.

The model is one of only 98 built and is a rare matching numbers specimen.

Designed for celebrities and other wealthy clients, the car features an impressive range of features - from a self-emptying ashtray to a top of the line Becker Mexico radio.

No estimates are available for either of the cars.

A 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra will auction with a valuation of up to $3.3m at RM Sotheby's Arizona auction on January 28-29.  

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