The 300 SL is the epitome of automobile elegance

When it comes to automotive design, 'timeless' is a term too frequently used, but for the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL it is the truth. It must rank as one of the most widely recognized and desirable motor cars in the world. Celebrating its 60th birthday this year, the 300 SL remains head-turningly elegant.

Bonhams will offer a very special example in its Scottsdale Auction on 18 January: the rst 300 SL to be imported to the US. A very early 1957 example, with matching numbers. It received a no-expense spared restoration in the capable hands of Mark Allin and his team at Rare Drive. It was voted 'Car the Editors Would Most Like to Drive Home' by Road and Track at the Amelia Island concours earlier this year. In 60 years, the car has had only two owners, one of whom kept it for more than 50 years.

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