1961 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster (W198) Featured

When it comes to W198 cars, the 300SL Gullwing gets the spotlight, well, because it’s the Gullwing. While not as deserving of the fame, the 300SL Roadster — the second wind of the W198 series — is still very impressive, especially when captured in the right light and at the right angle.


Ah the 300 SL. What a vision of class, style and performance. The cars a classic, but it existed well before Mercedes and their performance arm ties the not. Honestly that would’ve put it squarely in AMG’s wheelhouse. The SLS AMG is the modern interpretation, but it’ll never really carry the cachet of the original. If […]

Caption orig.: Mercedes-Benz SL-Roadster, Baureihe 129

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Mercedes-Benz 230SL Rallye (W113) Featured

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Photographically speaking, these are 21 apple pies with about a metric ton of brown sugar on top of each one. The owner and photographer, Ronnie Renaldi, certainly knows how to make his E55 and SL55 AMG the apples of your eyes. Okay, okay, even on a Mercedes forum I think it’s safe to say he does just as good of a job for his Ferrari F430.


I’ve watched a lot of these DragTimes racing videos and this one is the closest race that I’ve seen. Easily. A mile is a long ways to race, but they’re neck an neck the whole way though. Unlike most of these races, the cars here are stock, so this is a solid straight-line speed comparison […]


It’s safe to say the upcoming S63 AMG Coupe is already a motivator. I can just hear people hustling to put in their orders for it at dealerships around the world. Its roadster sibling, the SL63, will be exercising so that it tops its corporate sibling’s output by creating 585 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque for the 2015 model year.


Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin have been getting pretty comfortable recently. First there was news that AMG would lend their engines to Aston Martin. That’s unusual, but not unheard of. AMG is pretty spectacular at what they do, so I don’t think anyone is worrying about Aston Martin’s performance capabilities… Well, at least not yet. This […]

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If a major manufacturer modernized their own classic car, does that really count as a restomod? Or is that just a new version of the old car? Whatever you want to call it, Mercedes did it to eleven 300 SLs. They’re the only gullwings in the world with modern components put together by AMG, which […]

11 Mar 2014

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (R 129, 1989 bis 2001), erste Generation (1989 bis 1995).

Whenever I watch television from the 1980s, I almost always end up saying, “Ugh … the clothing from back then looks awful!”  (I’m talking about you, “Golden Girls”!)  Couple loud colors and big shoulder pads with puffy, teased hairstyles, and the Reagan era comes across as an optical atrocity.  Some of the cars of the […]