1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL in both Roadster and Gullwing configurations is considered by many leading automotive minds to be one of the most beautiful cars of the 20th century. Over the 1954 to 1963 production run just 3,258 were built, and today they’re among the most collectible classic cars of all time. An Introduction to…

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1954 Documentary: Mercedes-Benz Races Again

This documentary from 1954 shows the victorious return to racing by Mercedes-Benz after 15 years of non-participation, it was an extraordinary achievement that went a long way towards changing Formula One forever. The revolutionary streamlined Mercedes cars were far more advanced that the vehicles being driven by their competitors, and the precision with which Mercedes…

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

When the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing was released in 1954, it was the fastest production car money could buy. The name was derived from the engine capacity of 3 litres (2996cc) and the German words Sport Leicht (Sport Light) – as a reference to its spaceframe chassis, and the aluminium doors, hood, and trunk. An…

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The Red Pig Print

The story of the Red Pig is one of those automotive legends that deserves its own feature film, for those unfamiliar with the story it goes something like this: In 1969 a small local automotive tuning company in Germany called “AMG” got their hands on a Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 – a large sedan popular with non-benevolent…

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Iconic Images: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz have been searching through public archives and reaching out to current and former owners for interesting, historic or iconic photographs featuring their automobiles – It’s resulted in a huge array of fascinating images coming out of the woodwork, some of which I’ve included below. My favourite is the picture below of Karl Kling’s collision with…

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