A rare Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, which was prepared for sale by AMG


At the Tokyo Motor Show, the auction house BH Auction will sell several exceptional cars. Among them is a certain Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG, which has produced only 11 units. In fact, this vehicle is a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, which the Mercedes-AMG Division redesigned and adapted at the request of the royal family of Brunei. In the 2000s, the Sultan asked Mercedes-AMG to modernize its magnificent 300 SL Gullwing. Mercedes-AMG delivered and improved the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing for one million euros. The Sultan of Brunei was so happy that he ordered five more copies. A little later, Mercedes-AMG took the initiative to offer some customers the redesign of the Mercedes-Benz SL 300 Gullwing. And you know what? Five of them have accepted!

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG

One of these Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG will be available for sale in January 2019. This copy was ordered in 2000 by a Japanese customer. 19 years later he wants to sell his car exception. In terms of changes Mercedes-AMG did not go with the back of the spoon, as the original engine was dismantled to make room for a 6.0-liter V8 (M119), which develops a power of 380 hp, This block is connected to a four-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the suspension was modified and replaced by a sports suspension from Bilstein. To slow down the car, the Mercedes-AMG engineers found it useful to brak the Mercedes-AMG C 63 and power the collection vehicle with a power steering system.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing AMG

On the outside, electric mirrors from Mercedes-AMG were grafted in addition to the rims. Inside, however, Mercedes-AMG has made many changes. Examples are Recaro sports seats, three-point seat belts and leather steering wheel. In addition, German engineers installed air conditioning and a stereo car radio with a six-CD charger and a port for connecting his iPod. After all, the dashboard of this car has also undergone some changes and even gained benefits through carbon inserts.

This car will undoubtedly annoy the hardcore collectors, a car of this stallion should remain original, that's all its charm! Customers who want a modern 300 SL Gullwing can continue to purchase a Mercedes-Benz SLS or AMG GT.

Source: BH auction

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