by Adrian-Liviu Dorofte
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Special exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum: Timeless - 60 Years of Mercedes-Benz SL

Before the new Mercedes-Benz SL is launched during spring 2012, a special exhibition dedicated to the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class family is opened beginning Tuesday, 24th January 2012. The exhibition "Timeless - 60 Years of Mercedes-Benz SL" presents the automotive icons release in the six decades of existence - for the first time brought together in one room.


"No other model embodies athleticism and aesthetics as brilliant as the SL - and that for 60 years. The first SL-series today still triggers the same enthusiasm and desire like in 1952 ", says Michael Bock, Head of Mercedes-Benz Classic. "For many of our visitors, the SL is synonymous with Mercedes-Benz, and we are pleased that today we meet the desire of our visitors: the SL family shown together in one exhibition space."

In the 1950s, a very special star was born in Stuttgart: The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class. In the beginning, everything revolved around motorsport. The 300 SL racing sports car (W 194 series, the acronym stands for "super light") was premiered in 1952 as the Gullwing Coupe and Roadster. Its successes in international competitions ignited the spark for the emergence of two series of fascinating cars designed for clients: the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL and 190 SL in 1954 explain the tradition of the legendary sports car family.

For the first time, "Timeless - 60 Years of Mercedes-Benz SL" shows this entire sports car family, including the 300 SL racing car (W 194) - the legendary winner of the Carrera Panamericana race in 1952, the 190 SL (W 121) of U.S. astronaut David R. Scott in 1958, the 230 SL (W 113) driven by Eugen Böhringer in the 1963 Liege-Sofia-Liege rally, the SL 55 AMG (R 230), which was the official Safety Car of the 2001 Formula 1 season, and also the newest SL (R 231).

The exhibition consists of an extensive program with guided tours and special events. Further information is available at the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center and online at www.mercedes-benz-classic.com/sl .
Credits: Daimler AG

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