What made you want to participate?
I simply couldn’t pass up the opportunity to drive a “Gullwing” in this scenery. The car is an awesome icon. If your hear the word Porsche, you think of the 911. With Ford it’s the Mustang. Mercedes-Benz has several icons, and the 300 SL is right up there with the best. It’s one of the cars whose photo you hang on the wall.
And what did this super sports car from the 1950s drive like in the rally?
Totally fantastic. I was a bit nervous because many people had told me that the 300 SL “Gullwing” was not easy to drive. I know different now: it’s agile, the handling is predictable, the steering is precise, and the visibility is great. The engine is smooth and silky, offers plenty of torque, and is responsive. Given these characteristics, I could even imagine using the car on a day-to-day basis. It’s a thrillingly good drive. The 300 SL does not disappoint on any front.