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It is one of the absolute legends of automobile construction and achieves record prices at auctions - the Mercedes 300 SL from 1954. Next to one Jaguar E-Type, one Lamborghini Countach and a BMW 507 From our point of view, it is one of the most beautiful and at the same time most spectacular sports cars that have ever been built. Its unmistakable shape still causes astonished looks when one of the few remaining specimens can be seen on the street, and young and old can get excited about the classic. That is why there are also resourceful tinkerers who simply recreate the oldi, as in this case when a South African coachbuilder thought he was making an old one Mercedes SLK 32 AMG created a replica of the legendary 300 SL, which is now on sale for $ 128.000. Compared to an original 300 SL an absolute bargain, because these vehicles are included $ 1,15 million and more traded.
Replica with a fake attitude.
Of course, at first you think of a cheap copy of the original that drives around in the Far East, but at second glance it becomes clear that this is not a cheap copy, as a completely original SLK 32 AMG had to lose its life for the project , just so that the creator of the replica of the 300 SL will be happy. To be honest, it is difficult for us to take the project to our hearts, as a shrewd Mercedes connoisseur will immediately recognize that it is one Fake gullwing acts without having seen the interior.
The only good thing about the car from our point of view is that the replica is a Aluminum chassis got which one almost 400 kg weight saving compared to the original donor vehicle. In our opinion, an unmistakable shape is only unmistakable if it not copied, and is not used for a completely new version based on a modern automobile. Doors, front apron, headlights and even the grill with the Mercedes star are clearly recognizable as a replica at a second glance. Just considering that 4.333 SLK 32 AMG were built between 2001 and 2004, it hurts the soul when such a rare model is defaced as a fake SL.
3,2-liter V6 petrol engine serves as the drive source.
At least a Mercedes engine is built into the fake SL, which also has 3,2 liters of displacement and six cylinders. The unit does at least 350 hp and generates over 400 Newton meters of maximum torque. With it you can annoy many unsuspecting road users on the autobahn and really hit the gas if you want.
Our conclusion on this replica of a Mercedes 300 SL:
Nevertheless, we are kind of stunned that someone is calling for $ 128.000 for sale for such an automobile. Even if an original Mercedes SLK 32 AMG is included, this price is from our point of view not justified, since it is only a replica of the legendary 300 SL, and not one Restomod. If you are interested in inspecting the vehicle yourself, you can have a look at the corresponding picture gallery, which we have attached to the article, as always. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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