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1954-1957 MERCEDES-BENZ 300SL Gullwing specifications


Rarely seen but instantly recognised, this is not just a car but a true icon, generally known simply by the name Gullwing. Behind the legend is a high quality sports coupé with a racing heritage, built over a spaceframe chassis, and with the world’s first production fuel-injected engine. The rest of the spec seems a little less impressive today: drum brakes, a four-speed gearbox, and swing-axle rear suspension. Most had steel bodies, but 29 were built in aluminium, for which you will have to double the prices given.

Production

  • Production:
    1400
  • Price at launch:
    £4,393
  • Price (excellent)
    £375,000
  • Price (good):
    £325,000
  • Price (average):
    £250,000
  • Price (project):
    £190,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.8secs
  • Top speed:
    135.0mph
  • Power:
    215.0bhp
  • Torque:
    203.0lb/ft

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    mechanical fuel injection

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4520mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2400mm
  • Width:
    1778mm
  • Height:
    1302mm
  • Weight:
    1293kgs

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