If there are any Dallas Cowboys memorabilia collectors out there looking for a rare piece, look no further than the 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL hard top convertible above.
Hall of Famer and “Dancing With the Stars” champion Emmitt Smith allegedly purchased it during his Rookie of the Year campaign back in 1990-91. Sure, the odometer, tachometer and fuel gauge don’t work, but who cares about that?
Before Emmitt Smith became Lincoln Motor Company’s brand ambassador, he purchased a 1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL hard top convertible to celebrate signing on with the Dallas Cowboys. We are all familiar with Smith’s illustrious football career – three Super Bowl championships, NFL’s all-time leading rusher with 18,355 yards in 15 seasons, the only player to have won a Super Bowl MVP, NFL MVP, and NFL Rushing Crown in the same season, and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. But what became of that historic convertible that was purchased proudly during Smith’s rookie year with the Cowboys?
Well, it eventually came into the hands of Richard Rawlings, owner of Gas Monkey Garage and host of Fast N’ Loud on the Discovery Channel. We spoke with Richard over the weekend and admittedly, the Mercedes has seen better days. The interior needs some attention and it has a few cosmetic flaws. With the speedometer stopped at 182,148 miles the true mileage isn’t known. Plus the tachometer and fuel gauge are not working.
There are about three days left in the auction, with a starting bid of $4,000. Considering the lack of bids, it looks like the question marks surrounding the car have scared off some folks.