Classic cars aren’t for everyone. The cost, the upkeep, the work that goes into them can be a turn off. But when it comes to automotive rarities, the epic, classic, iconic Mercedes 300 SL is truly in a class of it’s own. The fastest production car of it’s time, the car was sold from 1954-1963, and came in a number of varieties. But one of the most desirable, most rare, and most beautiful, was the allow gullwing version, with dramatic doors that opened out and up like the wings of a gull. The car just oozes class and sophistication, with a sleek styling that doesn’t look dated even today, and a sense of grace that most modern cars can’t even begin to muster. Place the Mercedes 300 SL next to a Honda Civic, and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
Gloss Post Production has a beautiful series of photos of this car, taken with a dramatic evening light, which highlights the gorgeous lines of this machine. If you fall in love, expect it to be a pricey marriage. The SL is one of the most sought after cars in the world, and the few examples still available for sale repeatedly reach well into the millions of dollars. A recent sale of a 300 SL Gullwing reached $4.2 Million. Beauty isn’t cheap.