The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (chassis code W 198) is a two-seat sports car
that was produced by Mercedes-Benz as a gullwinged coupe (1954–1957) and
roadster (1957–1963). It was based on the company's 1952 racer, the
W194, it was inspired by Max Hoffman, Mercedes-Benz's authorized United
States importer at the time, who correctly perceived a large American
market for such a car. The company introduced the 300 SL in February
1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York instead of in
Europe in order to get it into U.S. buyers' hands sooner.
Over three hundred 300 SLs were counted in the parking lot of the annual
12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in 1956.
This diecast model is by Solido, it was sourced from Warwick & Warwick
auctioneers in May 2019