Experience the “sports car of the century” like never before.
The legacy and mythology of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL – aka the “sports car of the century” – is seen through the brilliant lens of renowned automotive photographer Rene Staud in Mercedes-Benz: the 300 SL bookpublished by teNeues.
Neither the famous merry-go-round with gull wings nor the man needs an introduction. This $143 million Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR prototype became the most expensive car ever sold earlier this year, while many stunning automotive tomes published by TeNeues de Staud have won worldwide acclaim from many outlets. sale – see Maxim’s previous coverage on The Porsche 911 book, Neo Classics and Black beauties.
But Staud’s literature work starts with The 300 SL book ten years ago. Beneath the hardcover, readers will find a full breakdown of Mercedes’ Sport-Light lineage, from the very first 1952 track-going 300 SL that continued Silver Arrow’s early sports racing success with four Mille Miglia victories (Maxim would race a 1956 300 SL in the famous Italian endurance race years later in 2019), to the American-built 300SL Roadster and numerous SLK, SLR and SLS variants.
New to the 2022 edition of the coffee table book is a fiery look at the now branded Mercedes-AMG SL. Powered by one of two power levels from AMG’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, the beloved beauty of its ancestors lives on in its stretched hood with signature “power bulges” and 14 vertical slats in the grille.
Priced at $78.99, Mercedes-Benz: the 300 SL book is available now on Amazon.
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