4. 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL
Another classic makes my list, this time the former fastest production car in the world, the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL. A car that is known for its unique gullwing doors (which came back in the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG) the 300SL was capable of hitting 160 mph, in the 1950s!
That incredible top speed is achieved by the cars direct injected 3.0-liter inline six, which made 212 horsepower. Combine that with the 300SL’s aerodynamics and Mercedes-Benz had a classic and iconic vehicle on its hands from the moment it was made.