1962 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
The 300 SL Roadster took the legendary 300 SL "Gullwing" and dropped the doors and fixed roof for a convertible top and standard entry arrangement — and became an instant classic. Using the same space frame chassis and three-liter inline-six, the 300 SL Roadster was the top-performing car of its day and remains a landmark in sports car design. The 1962 300 SL pictured here has a history as to match its looks, being purchased new in New York by a Pan Am pilot. The car was sold in 1970 to a friend that also flew for Pan Am before eventually making its way to Europe. The all-original car still wears its factory color scheme of black over a red interior, along with its numbers-matching mechanicals and documentation. A must for any enthusiast with a love for the racing-bred machines of the 1950s and early '60s.