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December 20, 2014

Clark Gable’s Mercedes

by Mike – 

This 1957 Mercedes Benz 300Sc Cabriolet was owned from new by Clark Gable until his death.

Mercedes Benz 300Sc Cabriolet

It was his daily driver and was taken on many trips to Palm Springs and Las Vegas.

Mercedes Benz 300Sc Cabriolet

After he died this car was stored for many years and was purchased directly from his widow, Kay Spreckels, in 1982 by Bruce Meyer. It is still in highly original, terrific condition.

It is one of only 49 made with a fuel injected engine similar to the engine in the 300SL Gullwing. This car cost $16,000 when new – more than a Rolls Royce or a Ferrari.

Mercedes Benz 300Sc CabrioletThis wonderful classic car is still in the Bruce Meyer collection and sits near this Ferrari.

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Mercedes Benz 300Sc Cabriolet

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Clark Gable's Mercedes
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Clark Gable's Mercedes - his daily driver when he died is now owned by Bruce Meyer.

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