Its quirks baffle, and its capabilities surprise.
Mercedes Benz 300 Sl
Mercedes-Benz produced the iconic R107 SL-class for nearly 20 years, and so expectations were high for its successor, the R129. Debuting in the 1990 model year, the new SL-Class looked futuristic and carried a fat price tag; here's a used-up '91 in a Denver-area self-service wrecking yard.
There were plenty of curiosities to see art the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. City cars converted into beach buggies. Electric supercars. Exotics with trick folding roofs. Even a tuner Porsche crossover posing as a new vehicle. But few were as intriguing as what we found in one of the back halls of the Frankfurt Messe.
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG recreating the Carrera Panamericana – Click above to watch the video after the break
Mercedes Gullwings on the trail of the Carrera Panamericana – Click above for high-res image gallery