Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, 1957-63
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts

Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Top made with plastic window as original, hand rolled bindings and installed cables
  • Original Factory Material: German Sonnenland Canvas
  • Alternate Materials: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas; Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • About Fabrics:  The Sonnenland is original and is the highest quality/wear rating canvas. Twillfast is close. Haartz Stayfast has a plain inner lining (as opposed to the Sonnenland and Twillfast woven lining) giving it a slightly lower wear rating. All fabrics are very similar in appearance.
  • All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested.To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar.
  • Warranty: Tops are made by Robbins and carry 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance.

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Mercedes 300SL Roadster Convertible Top
Original German Sonnenland Canvas
Made by Robbins
      2034AR
For: 1957-63 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$729.00
B.) Mercedes 300SL Roadster Convertible Top
Twillfast Canvas
Made by Robbins
      2034AR


 
For: 1957-63 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$684.00
C.) Mercedes 300SL Roadster Convertible Top
Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Made by Robbins
      2034AR



 
For: 1957-63 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster Convertible Top
Color
View Color
$618.00
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963


Wood Bows

Wood Bows

Front Wood Bow, Fully Milled to Fit Holding Tray.
$389.00
Rear Top Wood Bow. Milled to Fit Original Holding Brackets.
$299.00


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$11.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

 

$4.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

 

$13.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$13.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$10.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
$12.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
  • Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
$14.95


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch, Relays, Etc.

Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
$34.95


Important Information

Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue, Brown and Tan

There are two wooden forms, called 'top bows' in the frame of this car. The bows should be reconditioned if possible, most likely replaced.

Our replacement wood top bows are fully milled and shaped to fit the original holders. The bows are listed below, as accessories.

The original topping on this convertible was a cotton/rayon cloth, which is no longer available. We provide the finest quality in the German Sonnenland Canvas and the American made Haartz Stayfast Canvas.

About The Fabrics

German Sonnenland Canvas is the original German made canvas used in many Mercedes, Porsche, BMW and other convertibles. It's general construction is very similar to the other two canvases. It is hard to tell the surfaces apart among the three. But the manufacturing specifications make this the longest lasting top. There is an approximate twenty percent greater wear rating for Sonnenland than for Haartz Stayfast. Some of this is due to the abrasion resistance of the exterior canvas. This is a factor in certain tops where the framework design tends to produce friction between the top's surface and the car's hardware. (It is a well known 'trade secret' that the Haartz Division of Glen Raven Mills purchased the Sonnenland factory.)

Haartz Stayfast Canvas has a canvas outer layer and a preshrunk cotton inner layer. The two are bonded with and separated by a butyl rubber core. It is this core that makes the fabric last a very long time, with both better static and dynamic wear ratings than vinyl toppings. Haartz Stayfast is the American substitute for the German canvases used in Mercedes, Porsche, BMW, some models of Mustang and Lebaron and others. Canvas is widely regarded as "richer looking" than vinyl. It is a little harder to clean. The inside of the top is pre-shrunk cotton. The inner lining is usually black. If you do not see a canvas top listed for your car, please inquire and we will provide a quotation for it.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.


Parts in this category (Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster) fit cars for years: 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963.