Cars like the W124 and the W116 are prime examples of the Mercedes-Benz style. They make you move out of the way subconsciously when you see them in your rear-view mirror. You break your neck looking at them when you spot them out in the wild. These creations are timeless and built to last longer than time itself.
Mercedes has always been pretty big on racing, and after World War Two, their first all-new racing car was the 300SL. It was the first Mercedes model to bear the Super Light (SL) name, and it was brilliant, both in the looks and engineering department.
The 300SL was born in 1954, and it was advanced for its era, with a fuel-injected straight-six under the hood. The Hollywood-dream-filling Roadster variant arrived in 1957, ensuring that if you had deep pockets, you could enjoy the best top-down experience money can buy.
This particular 300SL is the Roadster variant, in US spec. It features that iconic 3.0 liter (183 ci) fuel-injected straight-six that makes 222 horsepower (225 ps). But power shouldn’t be your concern because this isn’t the car if what you’re looking for is spirited driving.
We don’t know the price as of now, but you should expect it to go pretty high, with 700,000 dollars going into the restoration alone. Now, if you have that kind of money, keep your eyes peeled, as this car will be up at auction in Paris in February 2023 – and if you can afford it, you should buy it, in my humble opinion.
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