Classics Mercedes-Benz 300SL Is One Of The World’s Most Renowned Favorites
High-end branded car audio systems: Are they worth the money?
Here's a closer look at what goes into the creation of these often expensive audio upgrades.Before its partnership with Jeep , McIntosh worked directly with Harley-Davidson, Subaru and Ford on branded audio systems; the latter is exclusive to the 2005-2006 Ford GT. It also offered very high-end aftermarket car audio systems for a while, and has been around as a company since 1949.
As a European sports car importer in the 1950s, Max Hoffmann used his influence to refine European sports cars into the legends they are known as today. One of his most notable accomplishments came in the form of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing,” the result of which evolved to create the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster.
This masterpiece of automotive history all started with thecompetition coupe's rigid and lightweight tubular space-frame chassis, modified of course to accept traditional style swing-open doors. Under the hood is a M198 3.0-liter straight-6 that utilizes a unique direct fuel-injection system to produce 225-horsepower to the car’s rear wheels.
obituary for Jürgen Hubbert: Mercedes' motorsport maker
Jürgen Hubbert brought Mercedes back to top international motorsport - what moved him to do so and what he also did for the brand with the star Jürgen Hubbert is on Friday at the age of 81 Years in Sindelfingen died . Mercedes is mourning the loss of a leader who gave the brand with the star new impetus. Most of all, however, Hubbert will forever be associated with Mercedes' return to motorsport.
For the sake of style, the engine was canted at a 45-degree angle which allowed it to fit under the car's sleek hood. According to Road & Track,was capable of a 7.4-second 0-60 sprint and a top-speed of 140-mph. A fully-independent suspension delivered smooth handling capabilities and a lower center of gravity. All of these features and capabilities immediately demanded attention from enthusiasts making the roadster one of the most renowned sports cars in the world.
Today, PCarMarket is offering enthusiasts the opportunity to get behind the wheel of one of these legendary roadsters.from the Newport Car Museum is stunningly finished in Schwartz Black paint over a red interior with a matching soft top. According to the owner, the car was the recipient of a fitting restoration prior to their acquisition. In case you need more than a prime example of one of the most iconic sports cars ever, included with this 300SL is a hard top and an original mirror. For more information on this 1 of 1,858 roadster, visit the ad .
Who's loving the semiconductor chip shortage? Car dealerships .
With inventory so tight, car buyers are ready to pony up and pay sticker price.Reuters reported on the state of the industry on Monday and profiled a couple of dealerships caught in the middle of eager car buyers and too little inventory. It's a simple story of supply and demand: Automakers can't build enough new vehicles, due to chip shortages, and car buyers want them. In turn, many buyers have no problem paying sticker price and foregoing the wheeling and dealing that can knock a couple grand off the MSRP. Dealers get to keep even more cash in their pockets and buyers get their new car. Record profits ensue.