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Mercedes Benz The 300SL Gullwing

" The famous three-pointed star. It's everywhere in Stuttgart except for one secret location off-limits to the public. Inside these doors, are the hidden garages of Mercedes Benz." " This car is one of the most important models in the history of DaimlerChrysler, and it's an absolutely icon." " The car is the Mercedes 300SL; 300 because it's powered by a 3-liter engine, S for short, and L for light; but to the world, the car is the Gullwing because of its very unusual doors." " The body was basically designed as an example to be streamlined, and that's the reason they created that unusual bodywork. Finally, with the Gullwing" " The Gullwing goes into production in 1955. The first Mercedes using a tubular space-frame to support the entire drivetrain. Remarkably, the frame itself only weighs 110 pounds." " If you look at the doors, the famous gull-wing doors, the gull-wing doors were a compromise because the car had a design problem, construction-wise, because due to the tubular frame. To make the car rigid, they were not able to put normal doors on it, and that's why they made the doors open to the top." " In it's day, the 300SL coupe was the fastest production car in the world. Top speed is 155 miles an hour. Only 1400 of the coupes are built; 1000 of them are still on the road." " It's a pure driving machine. It is the first production car with a gasoline direct-injected engine which was also revolution at that time, allowing much higher power output compared to the ...



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