Is it really possible to recreate a legend? Some people out there may say yes, but I think the majority would agree that legends are born, not created. When asked to come up with a successor to the iconic 1953 Mercedes-Benz 300SL, designer Paul Bracq had a decision to make. He could try to improve upon a design that was, in the eyes of many enthusiasts, flawless. Or he could craft his own shape and thus, create a new legend. Bracqs’ vision was the Mercedes-Benz W113 SL, a car that made its debut in 1963 and continued production until 1971. More than 48,000 cars where produced and in that time a new audience was found to take up the reigns and help write the next chapter of the Mercedes-Benz roadster.
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