The idea for a high-speed performance car for the post-war world was given by an American businessman Max Hoffman. In the 1950’s Mercedes-Benz started to conceptualize his idea. They created the SL* Class - a range of luxury cars which could provide high speed and long distance driving.
SL stands for Sportlich-Leicht in German that translates to Sport Lightweight.
In the late 1990’s Mercedes-Benz launched the fourth generation SL500 (R129) that caught the attention of the market with its powerful 322 hp, 5 liter V8 engine, electrically controlled seats, windows, roofs & mirrors. Then in the year 2000, Mercedes-Benz SL500 received a massive facelift with a bigger and polished exterior, different headlights, retractable roof.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|Dimension (in inches)||14 x 6.5 x 5|