Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts are some of the most loyal in the world. Some can’t get enough of the classics; others eagerly anticipate the release of an innovative new car. Some Mercedes models spark the interest of both personality types: whether collecting them is a dream, to those with one treasure in their collection, to those who have an extensive collection of the latest productions, nearly all would agree that these three Mercedes-Benz models are the “most wanted” of all: 

1. Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing (1954-1957)

First hitting the production line in 1954, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing had a total production run of just three years before being replaced with the roadster model. With only 1400 of these iconic cars in existence, it isn’t surprising that they are one of the luxury brand’s most exclusive vehicles. Despite this, every Benz connoisseur dreams of adding one to their collection. With an exquisite design and inline-6 engine that both seemed ahead of their time, this two-seater proved just as powerful as it was beautiful. Awarded the title of the fastest production car of its time, the 300 SL Gullwing remains one of the German automaker’s greatest feats. 


2. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2021)

The modern-day Mercedes-Benz AMG GT uses a similar design to the 300 SL Gullwing from the mid-1950s. The front-engine layout and overall design follow the classic clean lines that Mercedes-Benz fans can’t get enough of, but with contemporary upgrades. The car has stayed true to the design legacy of the brand and cutting-edge performance. A twin-turbo V-8 engine roars as it propels the vehicle towards a maximum speed of 194 MPH with 516 lb-ft of torque. Those looking for a new Mercedes-Benz that honors its classic heritage or a powerful car that isn’t overly pretentious will happily add the 2021 AMG GT to their collection. 

3. Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Roadster (2009)

The brainchild of a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and the legendary British automaker, McLaren, the 722 Roadster is a remarkable car. Often compared to an Aston Martin DBS V12, the car features active aerodynamics, a carbon-fiber reinforced body and a super-charged V-8 engine. The top speed of 208 MPH earned the car honor as fastest in the world in 2009. Unfortunately, only 150 units were manufactured during its production run. Its scarcity only adds to its desirability—keeping this exclusive convertible near or at the top of the list for Mercedes-Benz-lovers around the globe. 


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