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1950's vs. 2009 300SL

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To be absolutely honest, either of them would be acceptable. I'd be a little scared to drive the 1950's version though. It would be badass to show up to school in the 09 model.
 

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There is no question, on Styleforum. The 1954-1957 300SL came with bespoke luggage.
 

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This thread needs pictures
 

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Before the pictures I would have said the 1950's model, but wow - that's a nice looking car.

I'll say 2009.
 

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'50's, no question. The original Gullwing was Benz's "nuclear option." Simply perfect in every fucking way
 

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1950's with integrated car phone and antenna
. The 09 version looks like a 911 mutant.
 

LabelKing

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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
1950's with integrated car phone and antenna
. The 09 version looks like a 911 mutant.


I wonder if they ever had an integrated carphone?

I suppose they could have been retrofitted in the '60s.
 

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The 1950's version is very exhausting to drive, it gets very hot in the cabin and is unpractical in pretty much every way. It was a incredibly advanced car at the time both performance and stylewise intstantly iconic. I think as an investment this car is hard to beat. The 09 version is, no surprise here, tacky. It just lacks elegance and style. It is like a 14 year old boy drawing a picture of his dream car 'pimped' and on steroïds. Like a west coast customs version of a tastefull classic.
 

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Yet I have to add, the styling of the 09 is much better than any of the other supercars mercedes has made recently. It is more subdued and refined than a mc laren mercedes which was the styling equivalent of a childrapist stroking himself in public.
 

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