Max Hoffman played a key part.
This is the story of a German-American love affair that no novelist could ever better: As in the case of the 300 SL Gullwing, a successful businessman played the key role in the development of the 190 SL. Max Hoffman is thought of as the spiritual godfather of both Mercedes Roadsters.
Our print edition includes a full article about this genius Austrian-born salesman. Hoffman would go on to acquire a legendary reputation in the USA as an automobile importer.