Gallery: the legend of Merc's SL
Glance through Mercedes' Super Lightweight history...
Posted: 15 Dec 2011
This is the second longest series of cars ever produced by Mercedes (the G Wagen wins, unsurprisingly) - its iconic outline lasted 18 years and 237,000 were built.
In September 1977 MB gave us the 450 SLC 5.0 - a sexed-up version with a 5.0-litre V8, light alloy body panels and a black plastic rear spoiler. Fear it at the lights.