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    Auctions: Shelby Cobra, Mercedes 300SL and 1947 Woodie from Petersen Museum headed to auction
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    The changes happening at the Petersen Museum have been making the rounds in major press, but it probably won't be until August 18, during Pebble Beach, when we get the full story on what's happening; that's where and when museum reps plan on announcing the way forward for the SoCal institution. ...

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    Auctions: Clark Gable's 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing doesn't sell, then does sell for $1.85 million [UPDATE: w/video]
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    How much extra value does previous celebrity ownership add to of a car? Really, there's no way to know until the car in question hits the auction block and bidders start raising their hands. In the case of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing you see above, the celebrity owner is none other than ...

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    Video: How a Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing can ruin the best of intentions
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    Were we the proud owners of a Merededes-Benz 300SL, we imagine it would take a court order to pry us from the driver's seat. Even then, we couldn't promise we'd oblige the law. The team from Petrolicious seems to have found an owner who shares our frame of mind. The video below follows one SL ...

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    Monterey: 2012 Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance snakes its way down the California coast [w/video]
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    As much as we adore the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, there's a lesser-known and considerably more entertaining portion of the show: the Tour d'Elegance. Where as the councours gives onlookers a chance to take in some of the world's most rare and valuable cars as the machines sit parked on ...

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    Video: Why the Mercedes 300SL Gullwing is so damn special, as described by an owner
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    The phrase "instant classic" gets thrown around a lot these days, and applied to all sorts of mediocre stuff, from mass produced retro muscle cars to Italian exotics that are astonishing only by virtue of price. Truth be told, you can probably count the numbers of cars that have ever been ...

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    Daimler crushes unauthorized Mercedes-Benz 300 SL body
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    Replica carmakers take notice: Daimler will not tolerate copies of its signature Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. At all. And if you fail to heed this warning and build a full-size replica of a 300 SL gullwing, justice will come down like three tons of bricks upon your unlicensed creation. German customs ...

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    Mercedes-Benz recreates famous photos with Gull Wings and Golden Gate Bridge
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    They don't build 'em like they used to. The unofficial slogan of classic car owner's clubs around the world may just as well apply to Fort Point, the U.S. military installation at the foot of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Fifty years ago, the Gull Wing Group – a club for owners of ...

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    Is the Citroën DS the Ultimate Legend on Wheels? If not, what is?
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    To mark the 125th anniversary of the automobile, Auto News Europe is hosting a poll to determine which car represents the Ultimate Legend on Wheels. The Citroën DS is certainly near the top of our list of contenders, but the organizers have put together a group of 130 candidates, so ...

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    1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL headlines Baumberger auction
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    Peter F. Baumberger's 1962 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Part of the collection of the late Swiss enthusiast Peter F. Baumberger, a gentleman racer in his day and founder of the Switzerland's Ferrari club, this '62 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is ...

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    Video: Mercedes SLS AMG and historic 300 SL revisit Mexico's La Carrera Panamericana
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG recreating the Carrera Panamericana – Click above to watch the video after the break
    Are you as jealous as the rest of Team Autoblog that our very own Chris Paukert, better known as "El Presidente" while traveling abroad, got to snake through Mexico and Central ...

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    AB Road Trip: Crossing Mexico on the trail of La Carrera Panamericana in a Mercedes SLS AMG
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    From Puebla to Oaxaca on the trail of La Carrera Panamericana in a Mercedes SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/travel_places/Driving_Across_Mexico_in_a_200k_Mercedes_Supercar'; With the increasingly well-publicized progression of drug wars, ...

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    Rumored Mercedes-Benz "Baby SLS" to be called SSK AMG, get its gullwings clipped?
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Out here in the eastern part of Los Angeles, there exists an infamous Mercedes-Benz 190SL. Why infamous? Because its rotting corpse is chained to a rock in a semi-sketchy part of town. No really. It's been there for at ...

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    VIDEO: Jay Leno gets behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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    Jay Leno drives the 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - click above to watch the video
    Like Jay Leno, many of us Autobloggers are oil-in-the-blood car freaks living in Los Angeles, California. Only thing is, we can't seem to recall Mercedes-Benz dropping off their new gullwinged supercar – the ...

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    Essen 2009: 1,050-hp 1956 Mercedes Gullwing drag car
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    Gullwing dragster - Click above for high-res image gallery
    This ungainly little creature had an area all to itself at this year's Essen Motor Show. Built over four years by Swiss drag racer Stefan Winter – who is a roofer by trade – the most important thing to say is this: Winter did ...

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    Gullwing America takes on Mercedes' latest supercar, creates SLS Panamericana
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    Gullwing America SLS Panamericana - click above image for high-res gallery
    Few cars are as classic and iconic as the original Gullwing, also known as the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Created by a loophole in racing rules when MB realized that, "Nowhere is it written that a door can only open sideways." ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
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    Thanks to the box-office success story that was Back To The Future, the De Lorean may be the most recognizable instance of the gull-wing door, but the most historically significant and the first model to truly popularize this unique portal was the Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Since then, the German ...

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    2007 Barrett-Jackson: European Classics
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    Although Barrett-Jackson is now viewed as primarily a muscle car auction by most spectators, there was a time when European and American classics were their bread and butter lots. And if you scan the current catalog carefully you'll still see vestigial evidence of those days. In fact, several Euro ...

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    At 89, John Fitch still has the itch
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    We should all lead lives as full as John Fitch. Fitch, 89 years young, is preparing for an attempt at the land speed record for the F/GT class (2.01L to 3.0L grand touring sport) at Bonneville this October. He first tried to set the record during Speed Week last August, an effort that, though ...

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    Mercedes 300SL to return, or just a rumor?
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    Will Mercedes-Benz bring back the 300SL "Gullwing?" Autobild seems to think so. Jumping on the retro bandwagon that has spawned the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger Concept and Chevy Camaro Concept, Mercedes might be hoping to cash in on a little nostalgia itself. While there's no official ...

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