Who wants a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing? Surely any car enthusiast with a beating heart and a working brain would say yes, but even to the masses that content themselves with silver compact cars, the Gullwing commands attention. This post-war pearl of a Mercedes-Benz is probably one of the most recognizable automotive silhouettes, regardless of how often you’ve seen them. It’s a timeless icon of style and engineering prowess, and one of the most sensational sports cars of its era, descending from the Mercedes-Benz Le Mans-winning W194 competition coupé. Classified as W198, the Gullwing road car was far ahead of its time. With a super light construction and a top speed of up to 155mph, the innovative lightweight tubular space-frame design was a sensational disruption in the world of fast cars.