Is This The Coolest Car Ever?

A new book chronicling the history of the Mercedes SL makes a strong case.

It's been dubbed the “sports car of the century” and while that phrase is overused, the Mercedes SL has a better claim to this title than most.

From the first 1952 300 SL racers to the latest-generation SL, it's a car whose curves and details make fine fodder for, say, a lush coffee table book chronicling the most iconic moments and models of its 60 year history. Handily, Teneuse has done just that, edited by heavyweight car photographer
René Staud. Car porn of the most sophisticated kind.

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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book

Texts by Jürgen Lewandowski, Foreword by Paolo Tumminelli, Edited by René Staud, £85