Thursday, August 8, 2013

Classic Cars- Mercedes Gullwing

This post features a 1955 Mercedes Benz Gullwing on display at the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automotive Museum in Hood River, Oregon (WAAAM).

I can remember seeing a couple of these, when I was a kid, running around on the street. They were unique then and, they are really unique now.

I don't really don't know why they stopped making them. In their day they were the world's fastest production car. It had the distinctive Gull Wing doors and the very first consumer fuel injection.

They were miles and miles ahead on "cool"!  Amazon recommended reading...MERCEDES-BENZ,The early Mercedes SL cars: From the 300SL and 190SL to the 230SL - 280S

Bernd S. Koehling (The history of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe and roadster, the more affordable and equally good looking 190SL and the redefinition of the SL class terminology: the pagoda SL)

1955 Mercedes Gullwing Coupe

1955 Mercedes Gullwing Coupe

1955 Mercedes Gullwing Coupe
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