Mercedes Benz SL Sports Cars
This book contains over 200 photographs which, supported by informative captions, provide a history of the SL series. Spanning four generations of ... Show synopsis This book contains over 200 photographs which, supported by informative captions, provide a history of the SL series. Spanning four generations of finely engineered sports cars, the Mercedes-Benz SL story begins with a successful assault on the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1952. Engineered very much to meet the demands of American safety and emissions requirements, this series was every bit as good as its illustrious forebears, but it was only in the 1990s that aficionados have come to appreciate their fine qualities. From the company that invented the motor car, Daimler-Benz's many customers have, through successive generations, come to expect the best in comfort, safety, performance and technical innovation. Based on the racing cars, the mighty 300SL Gullwing coupe followed in 1954, and caused a genuine sensation in New York where it debuted alongside its baby sister, the 190SL.