A magnificent SL appears in Druten

A magnificent SL appears in Druten

Time and again, the wonderful and legendary 300 SLs make an appearance. Occasionally, we report on them when they are particularly beautiful specimens. This one is not only a breathtakingly beautiful example but also quite extraordinary with its attached ski racks.

When thinking of the most legendary car of the 1950s, the 300SL quickly comes to mind. It was the flagship of Mercedes Benz and represented German engineering at its highest level. This legendary Benz was built from 1957 to 1963.
Powered by a robust 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine (M198) under the hood, the roadster produced an impressive 215 hp (158 kW) and reached a top speed of over 220 km/h. This performance was supported by advanced technology, including independent suspension and disc brakes, giving the roadster impressive handling.
The decision to forgo the iconic gull-wing doors in favor of conventional doors made entry easier and contributed to the overall aesthetics of the roadster. Nevertheless, it retained the distinctive Mercedes design, making it a standout on the streets.

Another highlight was the automatic convertible mechanism, transforming the roadster into a luxurious two-seater cruiser. The ability to open or close the top with the push of a button made it a perfect companion for extended drives or spontaneous excursions.
Today, the 300SL Roadster is highly regarded by collectors worldwide. Its limited production, racing history, and timeless design contribute to well-preserved models fetching top prices in the millions at auctions.

This stunning example was painted in an extremely rare color, making it even more special. Additionally, ski racks were mounted on it, fitting for the winter season. Presumably more for display purposes, as the skis look as old as the car itself.

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