Imagine you, a member of the public, are driving about in your Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing and minding your own business. As you do. Suddenly, while stopped at a light, the inattentive driver behind you taps the back of your car with his. You would have become a murderer that day, but because Mercedes is now selling…
Mercedes-Benz Classic has arranged for the original supplier of the 1950s Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing’s awesome checkered wool upholstery to re-issue the fabric in the original specification. So if you’ve been yearning for one of the coolest car seat patterns ever, you can now buy it. But it won’t be cheap.
The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing is one of my favorite cars. These days, you can’t really get one for less than an obscene amount of money. Matt Farah at The Smoking Tire got to drive one, that bastard. And then I realized that I have more in common with him than I thought.
If, for some unholy reason, you weren’t too flummoxed by the amazing Aston Martin and Red Bull Formula One-inspired hypercar project with a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, Mercedes-AMG is developing a F1-inspired hypercar project with a one-to-one power-to-weight ratio, too.
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.
"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.