Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a two-seater sports car that was manufactured by Mercedes-Benz between 1954 and 1963. Initially it was produced with a coupe body, being released in a convertible version in 1957.
The 300 SL coupe became known as the 300 SL Gullwing (gullwing) due to its striking doors that, fixed to the roof, open vertically. It was also one of the first supercars made in history. At the time of its release it was the fastest production car in history.
Only 1400 coupes were made (from 1954 to 1957) and 1858 convertibles (from 1957 to 1963). Today, in the vintage market, it is one of the most desired cars, usually selling between 1 and 2 million dollars.
Photo credits: Author (taken at the Mercedes Museum – 2019)