Sixty years after its debut, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing stays one of the crucial lovely automobiles ever made. Even while you paint it beige and canopy its seats in shriek-inducing pink and inexperienced plaid, it is beautiful. However extra importantly—at least within the annals of automotive history—the automotive was full of revolutionary tech like a slanted inline six-cylinder engine, gasoline injection, a light-weight body, and people superb doorways.
Like with many automotive innovations, the 300 SL’s groundbreaking options have been born from racing. It began with the 1952 W 194 sequence 300 SL, which took first and second place