Buyer swoops on a pair of iconic gullwing Mercedes.

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1954 SL300 sold for £832,000.<br />
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British collecter in Million pound double swoop on two super rare 'Gullwing' Mercedes at classic car auction.<br />
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Two distinctive Mercedes 'Gullwing' cars have sold for over £1m - to the same buyer.<br />
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One of the motors was a classic 1954 coupe, the Mercedes SL300 Gullwing, that went under the hammer for a whopping £832,000.<br />
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The other, a modern 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG which had done only 690 miles, fetched over £203,000.<br />
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The Mercedes SL300 Gullwing was an instant hit on its release thanks in part to its iconic lifting doors.<br />
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Around 1,400 Gullwings were made between 1954 and 1963, the vast majority of which were exported to the US.