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Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
The Mercedes 300SL Roadster was the replacement for the iconic Gullwing
The replacement for the Gullwing, the 300SL Roadster has a revised spaceframe chassis to make room for normal doors, which added 200lb to the weight. It’s a softer, more relaxing car to drive than the competition-bred Gullwing. The more extensive use of chrome inside and out isn’t to all tastes, but the Roadster at least enjoyed disc brakes from 1961, then got a much lighter aluminium engine block the following year, for which you'll now pay a premium. Expensive to buy, but then they cost more than a detached house in a London suburb when new.