Mercedes 300SL “Gullwing” (W198 I)

mercedes 300sl

The Mercedes-Benz 300sl “Gullwing” was built from 1954 until 1957. The price was 29.000 “Deutsche Mark”, or about 69.753 Euro in today’s money. Come to think of it, it’s actually a bargain if you consider the price of today’s top sports cars. A total of 1400 “Gullwings” were built. The majority – about 1100 – exported to the USA. But if you are looking for one of this beauties today, you will have to invest somewhere between one and two MILLION Dollars.

Some figures:
Engine: 6-cylinder-inline engine (four-stroke), front-mounted
Displacement: 2996 cc
Max. Power @ rpm: 215 PS (158 kW; 212 hp) @ 5800
Max. Torque @ rpm: 274 Nm (202 lb·ft) @ 4600
Gearbox: 4-speed manual

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