To drive an SL is to love an SL. After all, it had huge shoes to fill as the replacement for the legendary “Gullwing” 300SL and the underperforming and affordable 190SL. Its job was to play all these roles well: provide high performance, deliver a high degree of traveling comfort and still remain relatively affordable. The 280 is the ultimate evolution of the model which brought the highest horsepower output to bear coupled with levels of safety and reliability never before seen. The prominence of the SL has earned it a place in many movies, both old and new, and they have been owned by cultural icons from John Lennon to Sir Stirling Moss. The SL is a car that arrives in style and ensures being on time is never an issue.