Car Display Box – Mercedes 300 SL
Car Display Box by Patrick Richards.
Car Display Box by Patrick Richards
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (chassis code W 198) was a two-seat sports car produced as a gullwinged coupe (1954-1957) and roadster (1957-1963). It was based on the company’s 1952 racer, the W194, with mechanical direct fuel-injection which boosted power almost 50% on its 3-litre overhead camshaft straight-6 engine. Capable of reaching a top speed of up to 263 km/h (163 mph), it was both a sports car racing champion and the fastest production car of its time.
SL is the short form for “super-light” in German, Mercedes’ first use of the designation, referring to the car’s racing-bred light tubular frame construction.
The 300 SL was voted the “sports car of the century” in 1999.