|The original Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupé was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1957 to 1963. The car featured fully-independent suspension and a fuel-injected version of Mercedes-Benz’s 2,995cc single-overhead camshaft engine.|
|The straight-six pushed 215 bhp, good for top speeds of 160mph, making it one of the fastest production cars in the world. The transmission was a four-speed manual and powerful drum brakes were fitted at each corner.|
The most coveted of all the production 300SLs are the 29 aluminum coupes.
|249 Roadsters were built. Today, the 300 SL is considered one of the most collectible Mercedes-Benz models, with prices generally in the US$1m–2.5m range.|