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.
Whether you love it for its sloping design, its classic curves, or its gull wing doors, it's hard not to love the original Mercedes-Benz 300SL. Sure the current SLS AMGs are nice, but if you're going to live out a 1950s superspy fantasy, the 300SL is probably on your short list of getaway cars.
Yesterday a mechanic in Germany caused over half a million euros worth of damage when wrecking a 1956 Mercedes 300 SL "Gullwing".
As an ominous warning to counterfeit 300SL builders the world over, Mercedes-Benz released pictures and a press release this past week showing the company dismantling and destroying a 300SL replica that was seized by customs officials.
One cylinder and worlds apart from the line of historical German three liters shown in this 1984 Mercedes Benz commercial, after 27 years the claims of the 300D's contribution to Mercedes Benz's dynasty seem a lot less of a stretch.
A naked Mercedes-Benz W196. Note the massive inboard drum brakes, the two cylinders between the front wheels. Note the outboard coolant tank and battery. Also note Sam Smith's raging intellectual hard-on for the classic tri-pointed star racer. [Wired]
Like Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith, you can tell the two are related but you'll find few people who wouldn't prefer an afternoon with the original. Check out an entire set at KickingTires.
A shot of a vintage Mercedes 300SL Cabriolet with actual signs of usage during the 2010 Sachsen Classic from our favorite pair of Karman Ghia-piloting German photographers. [formfreu.de]
Architect Steve Hermann calls his "Glass Pavilion" home in Montecito, California his opus. The nearly-impossible looking cantilevered structure is mostly open air, but the basement "art gallery" is walnut columns and vintage cars. Ferrari Dino? Mercedes 300SL? Excellent taste, sir.
The Mercedes-Benz Classic Center is one of the finest restoration facilities in the world. Vanity Fair's Brett Berk recently stopped by to drive a vintage Gullwing, giving Jalopnik this exclusive behind-the-scenes peek. —Ed.
You’ve seen the unveiling. You’ve read that it’s going digital. What you haven’t seen was the sheer excitement on the scene in Frankfurt when Mercedes–Benz revealed the SLS AMG.
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.
Some of our more observant readers noted the presence of a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 300SL in the background of some of the shots of the '66 Ferrari 275GTB taken by Vintage Racer. You wanted to see more of this car, and we don't blame you! Make the jump to see all the photos, and if you're in the Seattle area and want…
You never, ever see a 300 SL without those tiny little holes in the sill. Pretty unlike Mercedes-Benz to just sell a car with holes in it. One per side. So, you automotive-mensa types, why are they there?
Last week, a whopping 93.5% of you agreed that the Jaguar E-type should be given a parking spot in our Fantasy Garage. To put that in perspective, the Ferrari 250 GTO, a car considered by many to be the greatest ever built, received a 95.2% positive vote. The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe? 93.9%. This week we're…
Since, oh around 2006, we've been hearing rumors of a new Mercedes gullwing that's reportedly in the works. Set to honor the original 300SL, the story goes, Mercedes will release the new model in 2010. It'll be powered by AMG's 6.2-liter V8, tweaked to produce between 600 and 750 horsepower. The rumor mill also pegs…
Around tha Jalop, guitars owned range from Gibsons to Paul Reed Smiths to whatever kind of bass the Loverman plays. And while the Les Paul-loving Jalop has always had a massive crush on the Fender Telecaster, he's really only begun to appreciate the Strat in the last few years. Regardless, it is an iconic instrument,…
Somehow, one would think that most all 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLs that've survived to the present day would all be restored and accounted for. This one, however was found in a barn, where it had languished for the last three decades. It seems to be of a piece, by and large, but as is the case with such vehicles, you…
Finding runners up for the Most Badassed Carpenter in the Western World award just got easier by one. Udo Haase of Germany, absolute murder with a band saw, carved this Mercedes 300SL gullwing replica out of pine, part by part, and constructed it without the benefit of modern contrivances like nails and screws. By way…