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At Auto Appraise, we look back at fantastic vehicles from the past, present and future to find out their strengths and weaknesses through learning more about them.
Recently, we took a look a tiny glimpse into the history of numerous car manufacturers, including the incredible Mercedes-Benz, however today, we’re going to dig a little deeper by focusing on a specific model.
We’re going to kick things off with the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, so sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.
Introduced in 1954 as a coupe, the first thing that stood out about the vehicle were its gull-wing doors. Although, it was the coupe that made the model popular, it was later available as a roadster.
The 300SL was popular for many reasons, some of which included the fact that it was the fastest production vehicle at the time and the first ever fuel-injection car.
Styling-wise, the 300 SL looked rather unique and interesting. Although it slightly resembled the vehicles popular at the time, Mercedes managed to bring something new to the table and it paid off.
Although, there are many fast vehicles on the market today, back in the day it was more difficult to find a car that was fast.
The 300 SL was the fastest vehicle at the time as it was capable of reaching a top speed of 200 mph (320 km/h).
Around 3,258 300 SL’s were built and today, the vehicle is one of the most popular collectible Mercedes-Benz models ever.
If you are considering purchasing your very own 300 SL, it’s going to cost you. Currently the vehicle is valued at around $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 so if you manage to track one down, you’re most likely not going to be able to afford it. We can always dream, right?
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