Did a wealthy relative just pass away? I'm sorry for your loss, but did they leave you with a few million dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Sure you could pay down some debt, or you could invest it. And there is no greater investment than a 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.
Yesterday a mechanic in Germany caused over half a million euros worth of damage when wrecking a 1956 Mercedes 300 SL "Gullwing".
"It gets driven hard and it gets driven often"—these might not be statements you typically expect to hear from the owner of a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing but it's hard not to smile when you do.
Certainly it comes as a shock to no one that there aren't many Pre-A Porsche 356s sitting in barns and finding an old Gullwing or 250 GT is a nearly impossible task even if somehow you actually have the money to pay for one. Sometimes it isn't just the most rare and sought after cars that can be tough to find though.
Five thousand Euros is a pretty great price for a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, even if it's a non-runner. Especially this one. Because none of the electricals work, and the tires can't hold air. But that's okay, because it's an incredible hand-carved actual-sized teak replica built by a German craftsman in…
Tom Wellmer's parents bought him an 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL for his college graduation. He drove it until the transmission gave out, then he parked it in a garage in California. That was 40 years ago.
Back in the 50s, the only advertising a gullwinged Mercedes needed was a Mexican vulture through the windshield. Fifty years later, the bird has been replaced by a Bavarian bombshell styled like an avian robot of doom.
Yesterday, we reviewed the 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG. Now, here's a comprehensive mega gallery of gullwing pr0n and an an impossibly anal level of technical detail. Don your labcoats meine herren!
The 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG is the first clean sheet design from AMG and the new flagship for the entire company. As a modern re-interpretation of the 300SL it's also a return to the fast, striking Mercedes of yore.
You already know everything about the 2010 Mercedes SLS AMG. The only thing left? Seeing the gullwing live and in the brilliantly red metallic flesh. Oh, and maybe with Dr. Z and Lewis Hamilton. Well, your wish is our command!