Mercedes Benz is one of the most iconic brands that you’ll ever encounter on the road. Almost everyone knows how to identify it just by looking at its logo. A good argument to be made as to why they’re so popular is because of their consistency in bringing high-quality models year after year.
No matter what your taste in a car is, there’s no doubt that Mercedes Benz has a model for you. The 1960s were some of the best years for Mercedes Benz and it shows with the amount of classic Mercedes Benz parts available to this day. Below are some of the best models during that decade.
- 1960 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster
The 300 SL Roadster is one of the earliest models that Mercedes Benz put out in the 60s. Too many people at that point in time, it was the perfect combination of speed and aesthetic. It took you to where you needed to be quickly while providing you with comfort. To top this all off, you’re going to arrive in style. If you didn’t want to have a roof, you can remove the top. If you wanted to mess around with the dashboard, you can spend all day just fidgeting the latest, at that time, technology.
- 1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL
The 280 SL had a sports-like body that you’ll recognize quite easily. It has been featured in many movies due to its vibe of luxury and elegance. The model had a spark-ignition four-stroke engine and peaked at its speed of about 124 mph. Its particularly narrow build made it easy to maneuver back in the day and you’ll still be able to weave around tight spaces if you drive it to this day.
- 1968 Mercedes Benz 200 D
If you needed something that looks sturdy, elegant, and comfortable, the 200 D would’ve been your go to back in the day. It is one of the more exceedingly durable models that Mercedes Benz put out in the 60s. Go to any Mercedes Benz retro car show and you’ll encounter the 200 D still decked out in classic Mercedes Benz parts.
- 1961 Mercedes Benz 300 S
Classy and flashy, the 300 S took the blueprint from previous models and improved upon every aspect including the comfort, speed, and style. Anything that was considered outdated such as the tail fins were removed. At that time of its release, it was the most modern-looking car with an impressive top speed of about 93 mph. The interior had a lot of space for you to move about.
- 1961 Mercedes Benz 190 SL
Perhaps one of the most unassuming models that Mercedes Benz put out in the 60s was the 190 SL. It had a top speed of about 108 mph. This classic roadster impressed many folks back then by going 0 to 60 mph in just 11 seconds. You’ll be driving comfortably wherever you needed to go as long as you rode on a 190 SL.
This list is far from being the best of the best when considering one’s personal taste. What’s the best 1960s Mercedes Benz for you?
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