• Test vehicle created in the mid-1960s
  • One-off with extraordinary performance

Stuttgart – There was not an overabundance of powerful engines in the Mercedes-Benz model range in the mid-1960s. In the six-cylinder engine category there was the 2.5-litre engine M 129 with 150 hp (110 kW), developed from the former 2.2-litre M 180 engine of the 220 model, and the 3-litre M 189 with aluminium crankcase in the 300 SE, with 170 hp (125 kW), derived from the 3-litre M 186 of the 300 model.


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  • In its time the safest open-top car in the world
  • A milestone in the history of passive safety
  • The automatic roll-over bar deploys in 0.3 seconds in the event of danger of overturning

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  • A reminder of the golden age of hill climbs
  • Jochen Mass presents the Mercedes-Benz SSK
  • Rekindling memories of the historic Salzberg and Rossfeld races in 2013

Stuttgart – in 2013, Mercedes-Benz Classic will be participating in the International Edelweiss Mountain Award Rossfeld Berchtesgaden. (more…)

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  • A reaction to new environmental regulations
  • At times models were built specifically for the US market
  • The crowning point was the Mercedes-Benz 560 SL, launched in 1985

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Mercedes-Benz Classic

  • Developed for the 1953 racing season, but did not race after all
  • Petrol direct injection and transmission in transaxle position
  • An intermediate model on the way to the 300 SL (W 198 series) production sports car launched in 1954 (more…)

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  • Exports key for all SL model series
  • Special models produced for numerous foreign markets
  • Vintage Mercedes-Benz sports cars make great investments

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