Leno Shows Off His Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

Peter Parcon March 31, 2015

Leno Shows Off His Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe is one of the most recognizable cars in the world, as indicated on a recent report from In fact, the world was enamored by its innovative gullwing doors when it was initially launched in 1954. It is considered as the most renowned vehicle ever manufactured by the luxury vehicle manufacturer from Germany.

A total of 1,400 units of the 300 SL Coupe were released into the market by the German company while production of the 300SL Roadster reached 1,858 units. Due to this, it is considered as a gem in the collection of a good number of serious car enthusiasts.

One of the most famous car collectors in the United States owns a 300 SL Coupe. This readily recognizable collector is Jay Leno. Although the unit that he owns may need a lot of work to restore it to its full glory, it is still a remarkable piece of work. This particular model was featured on the most recent episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe features a 3.0-liter engine that offers 212 HP of power at 5800 RPM and a torque of 202 lb-ft. The former host of “The Tonight Show” revealed that he found the vehicle rotting in the desert with a missing transmission and engine. He added that he is planning to restore it.

The former host tested the engine of the vehicle and was able to find a defective gasket. He indicated that his people installed a modern ignition into the vehicle. Leno also revealed that he is also planning to replace the 3.0-liter engine of the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe with a 6.3-liter V8.

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