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Mercedes-Benz SL: One of the Longest Surviving Car Models in the World

The Mercedes-Benz SL is the three-pointed star marque’s oldest model to date that is being produced until now. Introduced in 1954, the SL is one of the longest surviving car models in the world today. The name “SL” stands for “Sportlich-Leicht” or “Sport Lightweight”. Max Hoffman, a luxury vehicle importer based in New York during the post-war period, was the one who pitched the idea of a toned-down Gran Prix car that aimed to attract performance car enthusiasts. The first to be produced in the range was the 300 SL Gullwing. The 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing came with a 3.0-liter inline-six engine with 212 hp, which was quite impressive for its… Continue Reading »

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Porsche Aficionado Magnus Walker Drives The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

It’s not every day you’ll get to see Magnus Walker in a Mercedes-Benz but if he has to drive one, it better be the pristine Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Walker, a Porsche expert and aficionado, drove the 300 SL Gullwing together with his girlfriend Hannah Elliot at the Silvretta Classic Rally this year. Walker, also known as the Urban Outlaw, would normally drive his Porsche 911 in the Rally. Not this year, though. He took the wheel from Daimler themselves and drove the 300 SL Gullwing around the finest Alpine roads of Austria, which he is visiting for the first time. But aside from Austrian roads, Walker also took the… Continue Reading »

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Check Out These Highlights From the 2018 Men in Benz Rally

The 2018 Men in Benz (MIB) Rally just concluded a couple of days ago. The event went successfully, and the organizers were able to raise €26,700 for charity. Also dubbed as the 4.MIBRallye, the MIB rally is already in its fourth year. The latest event ran for two days from June 8 to 10. The show started in Steinfurt, Germany at the BERESA Classic. Then, it wrapped up at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. According to the press release of the show, the proceeds of the 4.MIBRallye is for the benefit of the “Laureus Sports For Good Foundation Germany.” The cash was shelled out by the participants as well as the rally… Continue Reading »

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Rare and Untouched Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and Gullwing For Sale

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster and Gullwing are definitely two timeless beauties. That’s why these have high demand from car collectors. Recently, both models were advertised for auction at Artcurial Motorcars. The most impressive thing about these rare finds was that they were in good running condition and virtually untouched with their very low mileage. There were no record of the two showing that they underwent any form of restoration. Both classic SL units were owned Gunnar Giermark, a Swedish dental surgeon and car collector. When he died in 2011, he left no heir under his name so the cars are now in the care of the Swedish Inheritance Fund. The… Continue Reading »

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Nico Rosberg Drives Around Monaco In 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing

How nice is the life of a former Formula One champ? So nice that Nico Rosberg is cruising around the scenic and picturesque city of Monaco in his very own 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing. The German-Finish lad is currently piloting Mercedes cars around the world’s most famous circuits. More than being a world-famous race car driver, Rosberg is also a classic car fanatic. One of the classic cars he owns is the 1955 Gullwing, a gorgeous dream of a car that requires a special driver to handle her. Rosberg is special enough, and generous enough to capture his drive around Monaco and share it with us, mere mortals. We’d rather… Continue Reading »

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2018 Mercedes-AMG SL63 Cabriolet Overwhelms the Competition

Don’t let its sexy and elegant looks fool you. The Mercedes-AMG SL63 Cabriolet is packing a lot of power. In last month’s Petrolhead Spring Events, it displayed its capabilities against its fellow Mercedes vehicles and a supercar. The first challenger to the SL63 was a Mercedes GLE SUV. As expected, the lighter and more agile SL showed its dominance against the bigger vehicle from the get-go. Next was a Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. Again, the SL63 left its Mercedes sibling because of its quick acceleration. However, the high-performance S-Class appeared to catch up at the end of the line. Last in the video was a Liberty Walk Nissan GTR R35. This… Continue Reading »

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RENNtech 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500: A Fusion of Classic and New

RENNtech recently gave a 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 its dose of Resto-Mod. The car didn’t only end up looking new, but it also gained a power boost along the way. A Mix of Old and New According to duPont Registry, a “Resto-Mod” combines old and new technology. In the case of the RENNtech 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500, the car retained its original classic look, and its appeal was further improved thanks to a custom metallic dark grey finish. It also benefited from an AMG aero package. Then, RENNtech topped it all off with its signature wheels. Increased Performance Don’t let the two-decade-old car’s appearance fool you. Popping up its hood reveals a 6.0-liter… Continue Reading »

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