Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing and Roadster – New York Auto Show

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Artist: Charles Avalon
Item Ref: PEL409
Unframed, 100% cotton paper.
Limited edition of 280
Dimensions: 97 x 63.5 cms

Price £395.00

The lights will inspire you: The Mercedes-Benz 300SL was the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer convertibles and fastest production car of its day. Designed for the American market, the 300 SL Coupé, known as ‘Gull Wing’ for its distinctive top-hinged doors, was available from March 1955 to 1957, and the roadster from 1957 to 1963. More than 80% of the vehicle’s total production of approximately 1,400 coupés and 1,858 roadsters were sold in the US, making the Gullwing the first Mercedes-Benz which sold in considerable numbers outside its home market. The 300SL is credited for changing the company’s image in America from a manufacturer of solid, but staid, automobiles to that of a producer of sporting cars.

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