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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL roadster.

In 1957 the legendary Gullwing was succeeded by the roadster version of the 300 SL. The open sports car – long wished-for mainly by the American clientele – came with regular doors, made possible by a revised space frame with lower frame side members. The newly fitted single-joint swing axle made the high-performance sports car easy to handle even for less experienced drivers.

  • Cylinders 6
  • Displacement 183 cu in
  • Output 215 hp (158 kW)
  • at engine speed 5800/min
  • Top speed 155 mph
  • Production period 1957-1963
  • Units produced 1858

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