When Rust Attacks: Mercedes 230 SL Recovered After 30 Years in RiverS

Remember that science experiment where you put a tooth in a glass of Coca-Cola and watch it dissolve over the subsequent month? Now imagine an early-70s Mercedes 230 SL as the tooth, and Germany's Neckar river as the Coke. And instead of a month, figure it's been submerged for 30 years. That's exactly what happened to this sad specimen. The vehicular pride of Stuttgart, past which the Neckar flows, wasn't quite dissolved, but it was chomped assiduously by rust and beset by barnacles. The heap is now the property of SL Club Pagode, which is showing it off at the Techno Classica Essen show in Germany. No word on restoration plans, but we'd suggest about 700 cases of Bondo and plenty of sandpaper. No problem.

[SL Club Pagode via Hemmings Blog]

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