It's 1954

Sixty years ago, magazine covers had Marilyn Monroe, the silver screen had Paul Newman – and, should you have attended any one of the major motor shows that year, you would have had your first glimpse of the Mercedes 300 SL...

Imagine the moment your eyes first travel over that shapely body, and the brief moment when you youthfully contemplate whether it has a new style of doors, or a means by which to become airborne. Well, it was a Silver Arrow, after all.

However, read our story on ‘5 forgotten facts’ and you’ll discover that 1954 was memorable for some other reasons, too. Such as the fact that 11 April that year was scientifically identified as the most boring day of the century. No, seriously.