Friday, June 30, 2017

1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

The original Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1957 to 1963. The car featured fully-independent suspension and a fuel-injected version of Mercedes-Benz’s 2,995cc single-overhead camshaft engine.
The straight-six pushed 215 bhp, good for top speeds of 160mph, making it one of the fastest production cars in the world. The transmission was a four-speed manual and powerful drum brakes were fitted at each corner.

The most coveted of all the production 300SLs are the 29 aluminum coupes.
249 Roadsters were built. Today, the 300 SL is considered one of the most collectible Mercedes-Benz models, with prices generally in the US$1m–2.5m range.