The market for USB drives is rich and flourishing, with proposals sometimes extravagant, but not always devoid of charm.
In the catalog, the store’s official Mercedes is a USB key cutting bizarre, inspired by the forms of a sports car. What makes it very glamorous model is the league where his features: the legendary 300 SL “Gullwing”.
It is not the first time that the market is a portable storage device dedicated to the world automotive industry. On a previous occasion we had occupied a model dedicated to Maserati Granturismo . Today it is a older car that has left an indelible mark in the world of four wheels.
The USB flash drive dedicated to the “old” custom-built “star” in a sufficiently faithful replica of the original car shapes. Molded plastic silver color, it is compatible with both PC and Mac has the ability to stipaggio to 4GB. The price is 34.92 pounds.
In exchange for the spending you get a particular product and fanciful, celebrating a passion, by binding to an engineering gem that has written one of the most beautiful pages of history. Right, at this point, to say a few words about the 300 SL, one of the most popular among collectors of high-end.
Launched in February 1954 at the International Motor Sports Show in New York, this car sports a constructive line and credentials that have elevated to the status of a true icon in the industry. In 1999 she was voted “Sports Car of the Century”.
The appeal of the 300 SL is mainly due to the fluidity of the forms that express elegance and dynamic force, a set balanced and very seductive. Among his most fascinating elements, stand gull-wing doors, whose originality has sealed the fate of the model, known in the world with that name.
The history of this creature of the three-pointed star is linked to the American importer Maximilian E. Hoffman, who convinced the parent company to design a car derived from the racing model W 194. The result is still stunning. Serial production was started in August 1954, the stratospheric price of 29,000 marks. A real treasure, if we consider the benchmarks of the time.
The tubular Trellis frame, lightweight and durable, has a body made of steel sheet, with the hood, trunk lid and exterior cladding of aluminum doors. All for a curb weight of 1,295 kilograms. Just enough to allow the car, powered by a 215 horsepower, reaching up to 260 km / h. Production stopped after the birth of 1,400 units. Today to grab one of these jewels should be spending figures really important. An effort that every good collector faces. To others … there remains the possibility to buy the USB stick.