The Real Classic: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

It is to say that Mercedes 300 SL is the legendary car of all time. It’s hard to find proper words when tell about it. Built as a racing car in 1950, Gullwing (Seagull wing) is a flying car that goes beyond being magnificent. In addition to being considered one of the best-selling Mercedes-Benz models, we can say that it is one of the most impressive and important vehicles in the history of the car.

Mercedes 300 SL W194 is produced as a racing car and its name got the “300” from the volume of the engine and “SL” from the “Sehr Leicht” which means Super Light. With its high performance, it is not just an ordinary racing car, but also the fastest car of the time. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz decided to produce a sports car from this racer and released the Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing with the W198 safe code.

Moreover, it was lightweight and powerful car, but Mercedes changed the style of doors opening since design made traditional doors impossible. The Gullwing style emerged because the doors had to be opened up in the form of wings due to the chassis pipes furnished up to the door sections. The Seagull wing was designed with more emphasis on its functionality than its appeal to the eye, but it succeeded in being extraordinary with its visuals.

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