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1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Wins a Concours d’Elegance Award

The Concours d’Elegance is a French phrase meaning “competition of elegance”. It is an annual gathering of prestigious vehicles, which is a tradition that dates back to the 17th century France wherein nobles parade their prestigious horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris. But the age of automobiles has replaced the carts to elegant motorized vehicles. In the most recent Concours d’Elegance at Arizona Biltmore, the 1957 Mercedes 300 SL Roadster was able to bag the award as the best post-war Mercedes-Benz. Based on the photo released by Mercedes-Benz USA through Google+, the car definitely looks like a winner. It sports a glossy sky blue paint and specially-designed wheels with… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Wins Five Awards At The Motor Klassik Award 2013

A number of luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz recently triumphed in five categories at the Motor Klassik Award 2013. The Mercedes-Benz Classic head, Michael Bock, said that the three historic and two current models of Mercedes-Benz won in different categories at the awards given by the classic car magazine. The votes were made by the readers of the Motor Klassik magazine in the contest that included current car models aside from classic cars. The Mercedes-Benz SSK won the “Classics up to 1930” category. The six-cylinder compressor sports car is a stimulating and unique model in the well-known S Series of Mercedes-Benz. SSK stands for Super Sports Short or Super-Sport-Kurz. Its remarkable… Continue Reading »

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Classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Gets a Totally Unusual Makeover From Mechanic

A very rare classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupe gets a total makeover after a Mechatronics mechanic and his teen apprentice takes it for a joyride in the highway according to Der Spiegel. Well, the makeover I mean does not involve enhancing the car in any way. Apparently, their idea of a makeover was going above the speed limit and then rolling the car on the side of the road to achieve a totally dented armor, broken glass and scattered parts. German police reports confirmed that the driver did not observe the prescribed speed limit of 55mph. As a result, it careered out of control and hit the side of… Continue Reading »

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Open-air Motoring In An SLS AMG Coupe

Although today’s SLS AMG isn’t as unique for having its gullwing doors as its original predecessor the 300SL, said doors give the SLS AMG its hallmark style. Anyone who rolls in an SLS AMG definitely has a sense of style, not to mention a healthy dose of gray matter for being able to afford one. Which makes it a tad puzzling why the occupants of this car saw fit to open the gullwing doors of the SLS they were in. A bit of reckless abandon perhaps? Life is good and all that? Maybe checking out if they could produce some lift? All in the spirit of fun, we suppose, as… Continue Reading »

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SLS AMG GT3 from Customer Sports Dominates the Start of the 2013 Motorsport Season

The recent victory of the SLS AMG GT3 from the customer team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon was no longer a surprise after its amazing performance last season. The gullwing with race number 1 that dominated the 24-hour event which was held in Dubai on January 10 to 12, 2013 was driven by Khaled Al Qubaisi (UAE), Bern Schneider (Germany), Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) and Sean Edwards (Great Britain). The car took off from the pole position of the starting lineup. From there, it maintained the first position and cleanly ended the race two laps ahead of the competition. The victory marks the team’s second overall win after its success from last… Continue Reading »

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Auction Puts Clark Gable’s Gullwing up for Grabs

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe is certainly every car collector’s dream. This is due to the car’s classy and exquisite design that is hard to beat. But the Gullwing that will be featured at the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction has a status that is definitely hard to equal. According to a report from Fox News, the 1955 car that will be auctioned this coming January 19 is owned by none other than one of the greatest Hollywood legends, Clark Gable. The car was purchased by Gable in 1955 at the Mercedes-Benz store in Hollywood. It was among his favorites and he was known to drive it regularly on his way… Continue Reading »

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Owner Drives An Icon As It Was Meant To Be

Without question, one of the most iconic classic cars in the world, Mercedes-Benz or otherwise, is the 300 SL Gullwing. Its beautiful shape, unique doors and outstanding performance combined to make it a true instant classic. First introduced in 1954, the SL (Sport Leicht) was never in abundance, as only 1,400 Gullwing coupes were ever produced. In truth, the 300 SL was a sweet-looking race car for the street, as underneath the beautiful body was a tube chassis, chosen for weight savings with acceptable strength. Since part of the chassis intruded into the section where a normal door would be positioned, the designers opted for the distinctive gullwing doors. Suspension… Continue Reading »

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