1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

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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

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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

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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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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Alloy Gullwing

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Mercedes-Benz produced 1,400 300 SL Gullwings between 1954 and 1963, of this number just 29 were aluminium alloy bodied like the car you see here. The allow body saved 80 kilograms of weight over the more common steel bodied variant, but its cost was prohibitive for all but the wealthiest of motorists. Under its skin,…

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The Red Pig Print

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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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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster

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The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of those hugely significant cars that’ll forever be remembered as one of the top 10 greatest vehicle designs of all time – no matter what extraordinary vehicles may be released in the future. The Coupe is perhaps the more famous sibling in the 300SL family, largely due to its eye-catching gullwing doors, but the Roadster…

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