Rare 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Is Selling On Bring A Trailer

Apr 24, 2023 2 min read
Rare 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Is Selling On Bring A Trailer

This 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster is a long-forgotten legend before the days of modern V8 boasting German supercars.

The original Mercedes-Benz 300SL was built for the purpose of racing and competing with other brands with a unique blend of style and performance. Rather than using the heavier chassis designs and luxury platforms the brand was already known for, the German automaker decided to make the car stand out from the rest of their lineup. Under the hood was a pretty well-built 3.0-liter straight-six but that wasn't the only great thing about the vehicle. Rather, these vehicles were lighter than virtually every other opponent on the track at its time. This particular vehicle is a great example of exactly what you can expect from a well-kept Mercedes-Benz 300SL.

Powered by that same 3.0-liter straight-six we mentioned earlier, this Mercedes road racer was made with power and speed in mind. In total, around 212 horsepower and similar torque which proved very useful on the racing track as well as in normal daily driving scenarios. At just 3,300lbs this was such a great weapon for anyone looking to take home a first place prize that similar examples became famous for their extravagant nature and competitive style. This particular one also features four corner independent suspension and hydraulic drum brakes making it handle like a dream in the 1950s and ‘60s.

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