The masterful Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster, first introduced at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show, may not be as coveted at the Gullwing version of the same model, but it’s got just as much eye-popping appeal.

Here we see some dashing Air Force types pretending to look at something passing overhead—a Russki spy plane, say.

As if they could tear their eyes away from that car…