The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Book
From the very first 300 SL to its 2011 successors, this iconic sports car shows how engineering can claim the status of fine art. Who better to document this parade of automotive milestones than René Staud?
After all, his atmospheric images enrapture the hearts and imaginations of car connoisseurs everywhere. Building on the success of his Mercedes–Benz SL calendars, this title is a love song to an exceptional car—long the favorite of celebrities such as Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, and Alfred Hitchcock. Each carefully staged photograph showcases the sculpted curves and precise details—all while capturing the thrills of this ultimate ride.
A photographic homage to the “sports car of the century” spanning 60 years of model history, from the 1952 300 SL racers to the latest-generation SL.