Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé.

  • Legend 4: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé

  • Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé.

    The 300 SL production sports car presented in 1954 was based on the successful competition version of 1952. Its space frame weighed only 110 lbs. and was particularly sturdy, but did not permit the fitting of normal doors because of the high frame side members. With its characteristic upward-opening doors, the dream car of the 1950s popularly became known as the Gullwing.

    • Cylinders 6
    • Displacement 182 cu in
    • Output 215 hp (158 kW) at engine speed 5800/min
    • Top speed 162 mph
    • Production period 1954-1957