Mercedes 300SL Gullwings 1964 doors open Beechcraft zw.psd
The design of the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing was conceived in 1964, when the company was still a small one, but it showed the world what the future held for high speed, superb design and engineering. The idea was to create a car that could be driven at incredible speeds, and yet at the same time provide an extremely comfortable ride. It was a great challenge for the designers, who had to find ways to make the most out of the limited space available while still maintaining the sleekness that was expected of a top designer. When the Mercedes 300SL Gullwings first arrived on the scene the design of the bodywork was very radical, and it incorporated the new wedge shaped windscreen into the roof line. This meant that the air flow was actually flowing over the roof, and not through the center of the cabin.
Over the years the company has improved the design of the Mercedes 300Sl Gullwing, which is why it is one of the most popular cars on the market today. Many car enthusiasts have tried to replicate the design using fiberglass, which didn't work very well because the cars were not very aerodynamic, and the low drag was not good enough. As a result, the engineers turned to plastics as the material for the bodywork. They achieved an excellent result, creating a sleek body that incorporated the best of everything. Today the cars are considered to be some of the best on the market.
If you are a car enthusiast then you know just how passionate you can get about cars, especially Mercedes, and you would love to have one of your own. However finding the perfect car might not be as easy as you would like, and the only way you will know what makes the design of a car unique is to visit one of the authorized Mercedes dealers in your area. These dealers can help you decide what will look best on you, and they can also provide you with the parts you need to build the car of your dreams.
- Jan Keteleer
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