My Car Quest

March 3, 2024

A Mercedes 300SL Gullwing at Auction

by Wallace Wyss - If there is any postwar German car that signaled the rise of the German sport car it is the Mercedes 300SL "gullwing" called that because with its upward rising doors it looked like a seagull ready to take flight. It came about … [Read more...]

Remembering the Porter Special, a Mercedes 300SL Hot Rod

by Wallace Wyss - When I was one and twenty, or thereabouts, I bought an old Mercedes. It was a Gullwing 300SL. I heard about it from a car designer at GM who was restoring one. He didn’t want to sell his but said he had an old roommate up in … [Read more...]