The design of the SEC-face with the large star...

...originates from the W194 (1952). The W194/11 (1953) was the prototype for the legendary W198.

Uhlenhaut's "Gull-wing" coupe (1954-1957).

300SLR (roadster) and its inclined-mounted 6-cylinder injection engine.

The 190SL opened MB's large SL series.

The large star finally became a symbol with the R121 190SL (1955-63) in the "Ponton-era".


The W113 "Pagode" coupes and roadsters (1963-71) put the SL-highlight during the "Fintail-era"...


The most successful SL-line was launched with the R107 (1971-89).