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Restored 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Looks Impressive

The 1961 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a magnificent piece of art, especially if it is restored to its former glory. Well, this was what happened to this particular model, as shown on a report from Seeing this unit will likely make classic luxury car enthusiasts drool with envy. This unit is actually a part of the extensive collection of Canepa. Aside from being restored, it was enhanced as shown on the series of photos that was released recently. The navy blue finish of the 300 SL was not limited to the exterior body since the dashboard and wheels were also given dashes of this cool-looking color. As a result,… Continue Reading »


Mille Miglia Accident Wrecks 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

A 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL met an accident during the legendary Mille Miglia of this year, according to a report from The Gullwing lost a good number of its original parts following an accident during the Italian vintage car race. The accident also involved a BMW 1 Series, which left the vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicle in virtually destroyed the Gullwing. The winding road along Viterbo was the site of the accident, which was close to Rome. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined. However, the damage marks found on the two vehicles give indications that at least one of the vehicles encroached on the lane of the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Crushed an Illegal 300 SL Body

Daimler will not tolerate companies trying to copy their cars. In a press release, Daimler reported that they crushed a fake body of the Mercedes 300 SL that German customs officials confiscated. Although it was made in fiberglass, the full size replica of the three-star’s creation was still an infringement of their “work of art” said Daimler. Here’s the rest of the press release: Unlawful replica of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL destroyed Daimler AG takes a firm line on vehicle replicas Stuttgart – Mercedes-Benz Classic has destroyed the replica body of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. The courts have ruled that it is not legal to market the body, which was… Continue Reading »


Barn Find 300SL Sells For 405,000 Euros

As an iconic and desirable car, the 300 SL knows few equals, so it would seem unbelievable that an example would sit untouched and unloved for almost forty years without anyone noticing its provenance.  But in Greece, a 1960 300 SL has been found in such a state. Apparently, its last owner had died in 1974 without any heirs to his name, and so the car passed on to the hands of the local municipality where no one gave the car much thought until now. Auctioned off in Piraeus, Greece, this 1960 300 SL has fetched the tidy sum of 405,000 Euros, which in U.S. dollar terms is a little… Continue Reading »


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