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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

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A front view of a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Famous for its iconic gull-wing doors, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL is reminiscent of a bird in flight — and fly it does. Developed as a commercial version of the Mercedes-Benz W194 race car, the 300SL was the first consumer vehicle to incorporate direct injection and also the fastest production car of its time, with a top speed of 161 mph. The spirit of the 300SL lives on today in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, whose elongated body style and characteristic gull-wing doors pay tribute to the classic sports coupe; however, for many, nothing can quite replicate the innovative spirit and excitement of the original.

Country of Origin: Germany
Years Produced: 1954-1957
Estimated Value: $4 million

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