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1954-1957 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

Designed by Friedrich Geiger and Walter Hacker
The Gullwing was the road-car evolution of the Mercedes-Benz 300SLR racing cars. Because conventional door cutouts would have weakened their tube-frame chassis, those first racers used top-hinged doors consisting of a side window and a roof section only. Mercedes was worried that the unconventional doors might be challenged if the car won, but racing chief Alfred Neubauer had scrutinized the rules and concluded, “Nowhere is it written that a door can open only sideways.”

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Buying Guide

2017 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Fair Market Price $93,190 SL450 Convertible
Motor Trend Rating


20 City / 28 Hwy

Horse Power:

362 @ 5250


369 @ 1600