On top of the world with the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing went into production in 1954 and first introduced at the New York Auto Show that year. Based on the W194 sports car, the street-legal model was the fastest production car of its time. Now it is the legendary dream car that even racing drivers fancy.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing attracted like a magnet, at the speed of light, the moment it set wheels on the road, so Elvis Presley, Sophia Loren and other VIPS of those times got their hands on one.

Former racing driver Daniel Muller starts off on a spectacular trip along the winding roads the Swiss Alps on-board the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing from over six decades ago. His “Lady in Red” may have the looks of a stylish granny, but it has the heart of a sports car.

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From Lake Geneva up into the Bernese Oberland, at almost 2,000 meters above the sea level, the 300 SL Gullwing proves to tamed and wild at the same time, with superb handling. In fast bends, the car feels most at home.

In order to compete in the classic car rallies, Daniel Muller gave it a complete electronic makeover, fitting the dashboard with various communication and assistance systems. Ruth Wedeking is his co-driver in races and in life.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Source: Mercedes-Benz