Magnificent 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster

Classic cars are still some of the most impressive automobiles in the world, since they have the ability to transport us back into simpler times, when ordinary drivers could actually enjoy sitting behind the wheel of their gas-guzzling companion. The 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was one of the most exquisite automobiles of its time, flaunting a perfect blend of elegance, sophistication and raw power.  This model was the definite replacement for the Mercedes-Benz Gulwing, since it was safer, more comfortable and more technologically advanced.

The price for a 300 SL Roadster was $11,000, and we surely don’t have to tell you what that meant in the 60s. This car was an epitome of automotive prowess, the best of the best. Its 250 horsepower engine was reportedly able to propel it to speeds of 155mph, even though 130mph is a more realistic figure. If that doesn’t seem like much to you, we can’t blame you, especially since our modern day vehicles can easily match and surpass those speeds. But keep in mind that this is a car that was produced 53 years ago, and during those times, a 0-62 sprint in 7 seconds was truly impressive indeed.

Apart from its performance capabilities, the 300 SL was also quite the looker, boasting a huge Mercedes-Benz logo on its grille that made it clear for everybody that this was the best car on the road. Moreover, its art-deco style intakes and curvy shapes gave off a sense of elegance and grace, while its enclosed cabin provided utmost privacy.

A fine example of the 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster will be put under the hammer on November 21 at the RM Auctions Art of the Automobile event in Manhattan. How much would you bid on a car such as this?