The development of the car was initiated by Max Hoffman, a US citizen of Austrian descent, who had been the official importer of Mercedes-Benz cars since September For the board of directors of Daimler-Benz, Hoffman's plan to sell sports cars with the Mercedes star on the hood, was a welcome opportunity to open the US market for Daimler-Benz.
In September the development of the SL was launched. The series production version of the SL, which was presented in February at the 'International Motor Sports Show' in New York, was based on a race car from the season.
Production started late in and over the course of three years only cars were produced. Sought after by collectors, this car continues to be an icon of timeless design.
Its performance, design, reputation, and futuristic Gullwing doors were all responsible for the success of the vehicle. He had urged Mercedes-Benz The style was both classic and modern and built to high standards.
They were constructed from fine materials using the latest in technology and achieving minimal weight with a high degree of strength. The was built on a traditional body-on-frame The Stuttgart-based brand unveiled its new sports car in February at the International Motor Sports Show in New York, and in so doing lit the fuse for an icon of the automotive world.
With its flat, graceful body, the SL had lost nothing of its freshness even The companys largest and most-prestigious models, the Mercedes-Benz Type is considered a trademark of the era throughout the s. With a 3 liter engine capacity, the name said it all. Exclusive, expensive, elegant and full of power, the Type vehicles were in an elite status all of its own
This feeling of Dejavu' is mercedes benz 300sl mille miglia 1955 rare phenomenon for me, personally.
Driving John Fitch's heritage car in Italy's Mille Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz SL gives you a deep appreciation for the iconic rally race and the. In, Stirling Moss and his navigator set a record time in a SLR in this year's Mille Miglia in a Mercedes-Benz sponsored SL. Der Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster ist mehr als eine Ikone. One of them is told by the SL that started the famous “Mille Miglia” in with race number at.
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