The Resurrection of the 300SL Gullwing in 2010

Muamer Hodzic August 15, 2007

German finest car magazine, Auto Motor und Sport, is reporting that Mercedes is bringing back the legendary 300SL in the form of a car that will be based on the SL platform, will cost around €140,000 and €200,000 and will be injected with the newest AMG 6.2L V8 monster machine, boasting an impressive 620hp.

This of course is nothing new, we have learned about the plan to bring back the Gullwing last year, but one thing that has not crossed my mind is that the car being tested in the desert right now is possibly the new 300SL Gullwing. What we are calling the SLC right now, and seeing something that looks like a Dodge Viper on the spy shots, is probably the 300SL Gullwing.

I may be the only one claiming this, but if we look at the spy shots and these rendered images, we can definitely spot some similarities, such as the long hood, round headlights, and side air vents.


Photos: Schulte-Nextline

Comments (8)

  1. Well it is just a rendering, but you’re right, it does look like a Porsche. The artist was trying to get as close to the original as possible, making a bit more round.

  2. These images might be the ones where Mercedes Benz rejected for being too similar to the original 300SL. But you are right, the proportions look exactly like the ones in the spy photo of the SLC.

    Also the price range satisfies the SLC concept’s.
    Lets wait and see how the “modern and timeless” design will be like.

  3. Possibly and probably thee best looking car I have ever seen. Performance figures certainly don’t match the looks but still. It is an extremely impressive machine.

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  5. Its exciting that Mercedes are bringing back the 300SL. I am now in my early seventis but my “claim to fame” is that when Sir Donald Campbell was killed in Bluebird on Lake Windermere I was fortunate enough to be able to buy his 300SL from his estate (via a dealer!).

    It was the most fabulous car I ever owned – even though it was quite a handful! Back then those doors did wonders for picking up girls!

    It is also the only car on which I ever made a profit! I paid £1,900 for it (remember a new Rolls Royce cost then only around £4,000) and I sold it one year later for £2,600 – if only I’d kept it!! (especially after they found Bluebird – if that car is still around wih Campbell’s name in the log book it must be worth a pretty penny!

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