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 4 weeks ago '17        #1
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StanlitoTheFly 673 heat pts673
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1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL
 

 
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 4 weeks ago '05        #2
Tonero 8 heat pts
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That bi*ch musta been cold af for the time too
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 4 weeks ago '06        #3
realgunta 932 heat pts932
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timeless whip
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 4 weeks ago '04        #4
biscuit 129 heat pts129
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True classic. Still looks sporty AF
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 4 weeks ago '06        #5
realgunta 932 heat pts932
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 biscuit said
True classic. Still looks sporty AF
yup, same thing i was thinking

even in 2019 if people see it on the roads, it WILL turn heads
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 3 weeks ago '04        #6
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my dream one day i will scoop one in desolate condition for da lo lo and put an electric powertrain on it... probably the only way i'd accept a fully electric vehicle

 3 weeks ago '17        #7
Naga Sadow 43 heat pts43
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 Tonero said
That bi*ch musta been cold af for the time too
It was. It's actually regarded as the first true super car ever made. Back then for its time it was a beast on the track. But beware, it was also known as a widow maker and would get real squirly on the track.
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 3 weeks ago '17        #8
Naga Sadow 43 heat pts43
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 realgunta said
yup, same thing i was thinking

even in 2019 if people see it on the roads, it WILL turn heads
It wouldn't just turn mine, it would make me snap my neck. I always said I'd want mine in that classic silver with the plaid interior with the matching luggage.
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 3 weeks ago '14        #9
FukHowYouFeel 1 heat pts
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Top 10 car ever made, easily.

This is from the Mille Miglia rally in Italy. There was a bunch of them cruising together.


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 3 weeks ago '04        #10
boimannie2004 6 heat pts
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 Naga Sadow said
It wouldn't just turn mine, it would make me snap my neck. I always said I'd want mine in that classic silver with the plaid interior with the matching luggage.
Man went out to Cali last year and got lucky as fu*k as there ended up being a car show on Rodeo drive and we just happened to be in the area. Saw this beauty chilling.


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 3 weeks ago '07        #11
biged79 8 heat pts
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 boimannie2004 said
Man went out to Cali last year and got lucky as fu*k as there ended up being a car show on Rodeo drive and we just happened to be in the area. Saw this beauty chilling.


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Looks like the same one




Price:$1,200,000 Long-term ownership since 1999Original matching-numbers engine Award-winning restoration by Automotive RestorationsDocumented with restoration invoices and photographsWinner of 2010 and 2016 Greenwich Concours Most Outstanding Mercedes-Benz AwardIncludes original two-piece luggage set Few sports cars in the history of the automobile have attained the iconic status of Mercedes-Benz?s celebrated 300 SL coupe . . . and for good reason. Few sports cars combine the peerless racing heritage and truly innovative design and engineering of Stuttgart?s post-war debut. First appearing in 1952 as the W194 sports racer, the 300 SL was intended to return Mercedes-Benz to competition relevance and was notable for its advanced lightweight space-frame chassis; the disadvantage to such a construction was it was much more space-consuming. In order to allow quick and easy access to the c*ckpit, the 300 SL gained its most notable feature: the roof-hinged doors. This unique feature earned the model its eventual nickname, the ?Gullwing.? More so, it is equipped with a retuned version of engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut?s inline six-cylinder engine, already used in the production 300 sedans, W194 dominated the racing scene. With victories at the 1952 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Carrera Panamericana, the 1952 300 SL W194 attained legendary status ? a cachet that was not lost on the U.S. importer Max Hoffman. Since renowned for his savvy of the emerging American market for European sports cars during the 1950s, Hoffman made considerable efforts to convince Mercedes-Benz that a strong niche existed for a road-going series-production version of the 300 SL race car. His plea did not fall on deaf ears, and consequently the company introduced a luxurious new take on the racing Gullwing at the 1954 International Motor Sports Show in New York. In addition to a more luxurious cabin upholstered in leather, the road-going 300 SL, classified as the W198, featured a number of improvements over its racing forebear, including gull-wing doors that were cut substantially lower for easier entry and exit. The road car also significantly improved on the race car?s power output by employing mechanical fuel injection, good for an additional 44 hp and a claimed top speed of 150 mph (depending on specified final ratio). The model is notable as the first production automobile to feature the since widely copied method of fuel induction. After the W198 commenced production in August 1954, numerous subtle mechanical developments were undertaken during the course of the first year, including a re-designed clutch a*sembly, a revised position for the shifter, and adoption of Daimler-Benz?s proprietary recirculating-ball steering system. Gearing ratios were also adjusted, with the final drive ratio of 3.64:1 eventually made a standard specification, while other ratios were available as options. Offered here is an early 1955 model, delivered to Hoffman?s New York dealership in March of that year. With only 51,198 miles on the odometer, this Gullwing has been kept as the prize jewel it so clearly is. Records show that it spent some time in California, later in the ownership of Carl deBickero, before being sold to John W. Hamilton. The current owner purchased the 300 SL in 1999 before embarking upon a thorough restoration to concours condition. Performed by Connecticut-based Automotive Restorations, the comprehensive work returned this 300 SL to its original and classic colors of Silver (DB180) with the desirable blue-grey plaid interior (L1). Since completion, the restoration has won chassis 5500099 Greenwich Concours? Most Outstanding Mercedes-Benz Award twice, in 2010 and 2016. Incredibly handsome, from the garage of a true collector, this 1955 Gullwing even comes with its original matching two-piece luggage. Complete records and photographs of the restoration are on file, and all documents during current ownership prove this Gullwing has seen nothing but the best care over the past two decades. Produced in a modest quantity of 1,374 examples over a three-year production run, the 300 SL coupe has evolved into one of the most collectible sports cars ever built, and perhaps the most historically important sporting model ever produced by Mercedes-Benz. It could be said that no collection is truly complete without one ? especially one as on the button as this example.To view this car and others currently available, please visit the RM website at

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 3 weeks ago '06        #12
king kum 21 heat pts21
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it looks like the bat mobile
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 3 weeks ago '04        #13
boimannie2004 6 heat pts
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 biged79 said
Looks like the same one
Whooo 1.2 Mill Damn owner has had that car since 1999. That is that old money right there. The one I saw was owned by a Bob Baker of Los Angeles according to the sign that was in front of the car. At first I read it as Bob Barker Saw a nice fu*king Pagani Huayra roadster in blue carbon fiber in front of Bijan's (They are also know to have always had a Bugatti out front of their shop) Man I need to get wealthy lol


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 2 weeks ago '04        #14
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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My dream car !!
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 2 weeks ago '04        #15
mrjam7 4 heat pts
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if I had money I would park one of these next to a sls amg back Editon !

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