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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL at the Geneva International Motorshow 2019.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL at the Geneva International Motorshow 2019.

Photographer:  Martyn Lucy/Getty Images

Everyone notices the doors, but few pay much attention to the sills.

In 1954, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its sinuous 300SL coupe with “gull-wing” doors that hinged vertically from the vehicle’s roof into the sky. They were unlike anything the car world had seen. They were also a bit of an afterthought.