Six Decades Later, the ‘World’s First Supercar’ Is Still a Real Charmer
The 300SL might be the most beautiful Benz ever
When Road and Track road-tested the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster in 1958, the publication concluded that the model was “a true
Even though those words were written nearly six decades ago, they still ring
Hailed as the “world’s first supercar,” the 300SL (
Hailed as being one of the most beautiful Benz models to date and a star of the silver screen, the 300SL was also quite innovative and got its power from a slanted inline six-cylinder that Mercedes had previously stuffed under the hoods of 300-series sedans and limousines.
Mercedes called the 300SL a “symbol of success for the rich and the beautiful of its day and age” which was “for many a dream they were at least able to see and hear every now and then.”
It’s also a dream that’ll likely take about a million bucks to turn into a reality. The car notoriously often sells for six or seven figures. That includes the ‘57 model you see above, a 300SL Roadster model that went for $1,041,596 at a Bonhams auction in Italy over the weekend.
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