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 |  Dec 20 2012, 9:01 AM

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.

  • Johnny Tightlips

    What year is this guy living in? There are more cars from the ’60s and ’70s on this list than anything else. Get with it!

  • Acha_larka

    The only intelligent list on here… all the others had stupid cars that don’t even exist.

  • J Mack

    Is it just me or are these lists sorely lacking in awesome American cars? Way to hate America, fuckers.

  • huwtm

    Why was the open top (one off because Connery was to tall for it) cooler? The coupes lines are perfect.