Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé (W 198, 1955)

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupé (W 198, 1955)

In February 1954, the 300 SL standard-production sports car (W 198) celebrated its world premiere at the International Motor Sport Show in New York. The coupé was called the “Gullwing” or the “Papillon” (butterfly) owing to its distinctive roof-mounted doors, which...