“Some day I’m gonna have one of these things”

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Here’s a nice video showcasing one of the world’s great motoring icons, the Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’. This 1957 model is genuinely worthy of being treated as museum piece. Yet, it could be argued the car’s owner adds to his Gullwing’s provenance by driving it regularly and not handling it with kid gloves.

It’s colour is a perfect complement to its era. It’s classic curves still seduce today, almost 60 years after the 300SL made its debut. And that 3.0 litre straight six doesn’t half sound bad either.

[Source: Depth of Speed via Motor Sport Retro]