Behold: a chopped and slammed Mercedes-Benz 300SL by Los Angeles-based restoration specialist John Sarkisyan.
Obvious modifications include a removable roof, carbon fibre front bumper, widened wheel arches and side pipes.
The one-off has not yet been formally released but will likely have a supercharged AMG V6 engine to match the aggressive low slung stance.
You can’t have it. It’s only for looking at.
A computer generated paean to the legendary Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing by João Elias, performed on, and above, a virtual Bonneville salt flats.
Behold: the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing – this one a uniquely patina’d, numbers-matching, US special order version of the classic – back on the market 65 years on, unrestored but in otherwise excellent condition with five previous owners (six, if you include Matt Pilates).
Price on request.
Behold: the 1958 Mercedes Benz 300SL – simpler and arguably classier than the legendary Gullwing, this long, low convertible roadster complete with its original 3.0l inline six engine, black leather interior and highly sought-after, date-stamped Rudge wheels has been in ‘static storage’ for 44 years.
Bidding (the auction is in progress right now and ends at 5.30) currently stands at €680,000.
Seriously, you’d want to get in there.
Behold: the 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, legendary street-legal version of the equally legendary W194 race car – sleek and aerodynamic, with a direct injection system borrowed from WW2 fighter plane engines.
This particular model, fully restored in the early 1990s, has been part of the Wiesenthal Mercedes Collection in Vienna since leaving its original American owner in 1979.
Yours for €1.2 million+.