IconiCars Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Hard facts, soft skills: technical data, casually recounted anecdotes, and plenty of interesting lifestyle information
On track and on the screen: the successes of the 300 SL in racing and its many appearances in the movies and on television
A must-have for all gullwing fans
In 1954, the MercedesBenz 300 SL was unveiled at the International Motor Sports Show in New York— the start of an unparalleled success story.
Victories in the 24hour race at Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana made it worldfamous. It also
possessed groundbreaking technology, including the first seriesproduction fuelinjected engine. Its elegant shape and futuristic gullwing doors made it a coveted prize, symbolizing exclusivity and freedom.
This volume has everything that is important about the legendary sports car: wonderfully aesthetic automotive photography by René Staud and archive pictures rich in patina, snapshots of racing successes and famous owners, and interesting facts from the model’s history to the colors of the paintwork.