Advertisement

Germany’s Gullwing dishes out another 300SL Gullwing replica


Last month we saw some concept sketches for a retro-designed gullwing coupe based on the original Mercedes Benz SL300 Gullwing from the 1950s.

The car we’re talking about is the disturbingly cute 300 SL Panamericana from Gullwing-America.

Now, we have a second custom gullwing but this time its lines are an exact copy of Mercedes’ original style setter.

Built in Germany by Gullwing GmbH, the same company responsible for a modern AC Cobra replica, as well as a partner for the previously mentioned Panamericana, the latest 300 SL replica is completely faithful to the original on the outside but under the pretty sheet metal the car is thoroughly modern.

Instead of the original’s 215hp (160kW) 3.0L straight six, Gullwing has decided to go with a Mercedes Benz 5.5L V8 with 405hp (302kW) on tap and matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission. Other modern touches include a custom chassis and suspension set-up, performance disc brakes with ABS, air-conditioning, and a retro-styled Becker Mexico stereo with satnav.

Pricing for the replica starts at €165k and if you order one today it won’t arrive for at least 10 months. Production will be limited to just 30 units per year, though there are plans to add a manual six-cylinder version as well as a new roadster model.
Advertisement
 
Follow Us

 

Have an opinion?

  • Posting indicates you have read this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use
  • Notify me when there are more comments
Comments (4)
  1. i loooooove the 300sl! merc if u sooo badly have to make a modern version please dont ruin it for me!
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  2. I don't want to sound critical, 300SL is a beauty of a car, but 405 hp? The standard 5.5L's in MB have 382 hp 391 torque. This is tuned to 405 hp with what, 415 torque. Will those rinky-dink tires even give you any form of traction when you accelerate hard from a stand still?
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  3. it is remarkable to note at how a car designed with basically good proportions and devoid of fancy gewgaws could remain as iconic and contemporarily fresh even as this car dates back to the fifties . it would really be terrific if this car outfit could turn out a refreshed version of the classic Mercedes- Benz 230/450SLs . utilizing today's modern automotive technologies .
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

  4. I love the car and would love to see someone build an accurate replica at a reasonable price. Not sure anyone has. This is a photoshop picture of an original. Everyone has these photos of this car but how come no one has ever seen the car? No details from Gullwing GmbH their web site is down Hmmmmmm!
     
    Post Reply
    Vote
    Bad stuff?

 

Have an opinion? Join the conversation!

Advertisement
Advertisement

Take Us With You!

 

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!
Advertisement

Research New Cars

Go!


 
© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.