A matter of opinion: Mercedes 300 SL (W198) Gullwing AMG-V8

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Mercedes 300 SL W198 Gullwing AMG V8 Tuning 1 MESSAGE: Mercedes 300 SL (W198) Gullwing AMG V8

No, here comes none Replica! After the hotly debated Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Replica on HRE rims from Tuner S Club This time we have a real 1955 gullwing for you that will probably cause even more discussions. And actually it's a classic "Restomod" project. Although the technology of the last 1-2 years is not installed here, the M119-V8 with six liters displacement and 380 PS from the Mercedes SL60 AMG (built from 1993 to 1998) is still a few decades younger than its only 1.400 x built shell . It replaces the M198 six-cylinder with 215 hp (240 hp in the W 198 II Roadster). And who does that? AMG itself!

Mercedes 300 SL (W198) Gullwing

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Because they officially gave the most beautiful Mercedes of all time the latest changes based on original vehicles. And this copy is not even a one-off! You have 10 more !!! Vehicles built this way. In addition to the engine, there are typical AMG aluminum rims in 17 inches, rather unsightly plastic exterior mirrors and even a modified interior. A look inside reveals a cockpit with details from the SL W129. Sports seats made of red leather with a check pattern are installed and the door panels and the steering wheel shine in red, which takes getting used to.

You can live with it as we find it

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On the other hand, we succeed in finding the dashboard with advertisements in retro design. We like that even better than the factory cockpit of the 300 SL. Even the modern steering wheel with the Sichtcarbon and the carbon center console do not really want to look out of place. Of course, fans of true-to-life Gullwing models will see everything completely different. Also somehow understandable. But you have to recognize that AMG has painstakingly rebuilt the 11 vehicles and that it shines in the highest quality. They have even changed the elaborate tubular frame for the new engine which can not even be done that way. Incidentally, the unit is coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission and luckily they did not come up with the idea of ​​installing a 4Matic four-wheel drive ^^.

significantly newer technology also in the chassis

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And if you want, you can even buy this specimen at an auction in Japan. However, you should expect at least 1,06 to 1,26 million euros. Unfortunately, we do not currently have any more details. If we receive timely information on further changes or the auction price, there will of course be an update for this report. It is best to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.

(Photo / s: BH Auction Japan)

These are the details of the Mercedes 300 SL (W198):

  • Base: 1955 gullwing
  • M119-V8 six-liter displacement and 380 PS from the Mercedes SL60 AMG
  • AMG alloy wheels in 17 inches
  • Exterior mirrors made of plastic
  • modified interior with red leather sport seats with checked pattern, dashboard with retro design indicators, carbon fiber steering wheel and carbon center console

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