The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a 2-seater sports car produced in between 1954 and 1957 as a coupe and between 1957 and 1963 as a roadster. The car was based on the W194 racing car from in 1952. It was equipped with a mechanical direct fuel injection system. The car’s iconic wing doors and innovative lightweight tubular frame construction contributed to its status as a groundbreaking and highly influential car.

The 300 SL was powered by a front-mounted 3-litre I6 engine. The engine was mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox, which drove the rear axle. The model could reach a speed of 263 km/h, making it the fastest production car of its time. In total, only 3,258 examples were produced.