How do I ship a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL from the United States to Brussels, Belgium?

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One of the most coveted classic cars of all time, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL remains in high demand all over the world. Known for its many distinctive qualities, perhaps most of all its gullwing door design, the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL is a particularly desired item for many of Europe’s car collectors. The first step for adding this item to your collection is locating a seller. The second, is getting the car from the seller to your garage, which is where a trusted international car shipping company like K International Transport comes in. K International is ready to help you ship a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL from the United States to Belgium.

A Silver Mercedes-Benz 300SL shined to perfection.

The first leg of the car’s journey will be from the seller’s location in the United States to the warehouse where the car will be loaded, blocked, and braced into a 20’std container. For a car like the Mercedes-Benz 300SL, this should only be done in an enclosed carrier. If you receive multiple quotations for shipping a Mercedes-Benz 300SL from the United States to Belgium (Zeebrugge, Antwerp, etc.), and some do not specify that inland transportation in the United States uses a closed car carrier, then chances are they just gave you a quote for a run-of-the-mill open car carrier, which just isn’t good enough for something like the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL.

After that, the vehicle must be loaded, blocked, and braced into a 20’std container at a licensed warehouse. Here is another place where other international car shipping companies cut corners. Other companies will consolidate your vehicle with 2 or 3 others in a 40′ container, in order to save on their costs, but putting your collector’s item at risk in more ways than one. First, no matter how skilled the warehouse, packing a container with multiple vehicles entails greater risk than just loading one. Second, once the container reaches Belgium,  if any of the cars in the container run into customs issues, the entire container will be placed on hold. Next, K International only employs first-class steamship lines for ocean transport, because we know reliability is key. Of course, with such a car you may even want to ship your car by Airfreight, which we can offer with white-glove service!

Showing off the iconic gullwing doors!

If you have any questions about shipping a Mercedes-Benz 300SL from the United States to Zeebrugge, Amsterdam, or Brussels Belgium, please contact us. You can send an email to, call us: (212) 267-6400, or fill out our online rate request form. We hope to hear from you soon!