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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Inspired by this post on Jalopnik, about an upcoming gullwing Mercedes coupe, I thought I would look up its predecessor. The original Mercedes-Benz 300SL was manufactured, in its various forms, from '52-'63. But the gullwing version only for two of those years. The structural members of the car's frame necessitated the peculiar door operation and you can see where the doors don't reach quite to the underside of the body. It is a thoroughly gorgeous machine. I love how light and trim it looks. Nothing is overbuilt, unlike the cars of today. We aren't super car people, but I think we know something good when we see it.

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