AMG-Built BAPE Fashion Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Weep For History

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This is a sad day, Mercedes AMG has sullied one of its most cherished icons, dropping a 6.0 liter V8 into a camo-painted Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing designed for Bathing Ape Fashion founder NIGO. Ugh.

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Illustration for article titled AMG-Built BAPE Fashion Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Weep For History
Illustration for article titled AMG-Built BAPE Fashion Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Weep For History

The car was built because when you're a billionaire and you got nothing better to do with your money, then why wouldn't you get the oldest auto company in the world to bastardize one of its most sought-after classics? The completely camouflaged car has been equipped with completely upgraded mechanicals including a 6.0-liter V8 and we're assuming an automatic transmission.

Some things money shouldn't be able to buy, like self-respect. We could understand if an outside tuner shop created this abortion, but for Mercedes to have a hand in this is just so wrong on so many levels. [HypeBeast]

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

I know it's heresy with cars like this, but I think an engine/tranny swap is pretty cool...assuming you keep the originals and can reinstall them later.

I just have a fascination with combining classic designs with modern reliability/driveability and performance. I agree, I wish he would have done more of a rest-mod rather than a full-on gang-BAPE.