Mercedes Benz 300 SL (W198) Roadster restored by Brabus Classic
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (W198) was the first iteration of the SL-Class grand tourer and fastest production car of its day. Introduced in 1954 as a two-seat coupé with distinctive gull-wing doors, it was later offered as an open roadster.
Built by Daimler-Benz AG, the direct fuel injected production model was based on the company's highly successful yet somewhat less powerful carbureted overhead cam straight 6 1952 racer, the W194.
The idea of a toned-down Grand Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market was suggested by Max Hoffman. Mercedes accepted the gamble and the new 300 SL – 300 for its 3.0 litre engine displacement and SL for Sport Leicht (Sport Light) – was introduced at the 1954 New York Auto Show rather than the Frankfurt or Geneva gatherings company models made their usual debuts.
Immediately successful and today iconic, the 300 SL stood alone with its distinctive doors, first-ever production fuel injection, and world's fastest top speed. The original coupé was available from March 1955 to 1957, the roadster from 1957 to 1963.
Capacity: 2975 cm³
Power: 158 KW/215 PS
Date of first Registration: 27.11.1957
Paint: 190 Graphitgrau
Upholstery: 1060 Leder creme
Original Radio Becker Mexico
BRABUS Classic 6 Star Restauration
BRABUS Classic 2-Year-Warranty
Classic Data Certificate with Grade 1+
BRABUS Classic Pre-Delivery inspection
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- LayoutFront Engined
- AspirationNormally Aspirated
- Power 212 bhp
- Torque 242 lbs/ft
- Driven wheelsRear Wheel Drive
- Body typeConvertible
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