Mercedes-Benz 280SL Pagoda (1971)
Desgined by Paul Bracq & Bela Barenyi. The Pagoda name comes from the style of the hard-top roof, which is visibily concave.
Mercedes-Benz 190SL (1959)
But that you already knew.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL (1961)
The trips that asaucerfulofwheels often makes me do to Classic Driver UK usually end up in serious frustration :)
This gorgeous example of the 300SL could be yours (or mine) for only €650.000. Whoever said that money doesn’t buy happiness clearly didn’t have any passions.
Now, where’s that Euromillions ticket of mine?…
Mercedes-Benz 190SL W121 (1956)
I actually met the owner of this 190SL and everytime he was talking, I felt like brutally attacking him like a jealous cougar (yes, cougars have quite the reputation for jealousy. The animal kingdom is a bitch).
I’ve said this a couple of times before and I’ll say it again: portuguese license plates are the best for vintage cars. Those white numbers extrude at about 1.2 inches from the plate itself. They’re gorgeous.
Mercedes Benz 300SL Roadster (1955)
How cool is this?
Credits to AutoClasico for the find.
International Motor Sports Show in New York, 1955.
The premiere of the Mercedes-Benz 190SL & 300SL was about to turn a couple of pages in the book of automotive history.
Mercedes-Benz 190SL (W121), 1956
Mercedes Benz 300SL (1952)
At Le Mans.
Mercedes-Benz 190SL (W121) & the 300SL (W198).
Photo taken in 1956, Sindelfinge.
Mercedes-Benz 200 W123 (1976)
My father used to be a taxi driver, alongside my uncle, in the streets of Oporto during the early 80’s. They both bought a 1977 MB 300D which my uncle still used as a taxi until the early 90’s.
Why am I telling you this? Because I wanted to share with you this: that noisy, heavy, smelly diesel machine has now a bit more than 2.4 million kilometers on the clock. The engine has built rebuilt twice, but it’s still the same.
Starts a lovely conversation everytime.