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A unique Mercedes 'Gullwing' sports car displayed in pristine condition at a museum for 50 years has sold for more than £1.6 million. <br />
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The 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing gets its name from its flamboyant doors that, when both fully opened, make the motor look like a seagull.<br />
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They were among the most desirable cars of the day with just 1,400 of them made between 1954 and 1963.