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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (Germany, 1955-1989)

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The first ever 300 SL saw the light of day in 1952 as a road racing automobile, actually achieving some remarkable results on some of those races. This “Sport Light” (SL) restored Mercedes-Benz’s reputation for releasing powerful sports cars after the World War II ended.
The “300” stands for its engine’s cylinder displacement, which is 3 liters, and the “SL” would be the start of the Mercedes-Benz class of roadsters. Besides that, this was the first gasoline-driven automobile in history to have direct fuel injection.

Nonetheless, Mercedes decided to make a ‘regular’ road car out of the racer 300 SL and in 1954 the 300 SL Coupé was released as a publicly available ‘Gran Tourism’ sports car, not any longer restricted to racing. The Daimler-Benz company was persuaded by their official American importer, Maximilian E. Hoffman, to start selling the 300 S...


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300 SL Gullwing Coupe
300 SL Gullwing Coupe
1954, 2996cc, 218cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Fixed-head coupé
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300 SL Competition Coupe
300 SL Competition Coupe
1952, 2996cc, 175cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Fixed-head coupé
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300 SL Competition Roadster
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300 SL Roadster
300 SL Roadster
1957, 2996cc, 218cv, 2 doors, Petrol, Roadster
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