The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster is such a gem in the three-pointed star marque’s colorful history. So it is such a treat seeing one in a good condition, and it is such a delight seeing this classic being restored to its near-pristine condition. It comes as worrisome though whenever a tuner announces its plans to make major alterations to the vehicle.
Aftermarket tuner S-Klub recently announced its plans to release a new 300 SL Roadster restomod. It comes with some teasers from Jon Sibal, a car designer who is known for his virtual auto concepts and 3D renders. One of the recent projects of the artist was the Porsche 550 Spyder replica displayed at last year’s SEMA show.
The new photos show the 300 SL Roadster in a dark green finish. It also has a new front bumper, extended fenders, and reworked removable hardtop. The sports wheels of the car are highlighted by gold spokes and chrome rims for that mix of elegance and sportiness. The ride height of the auto appears to have been slammed down too for better driving dynamics, better ride comfort, and better handling. Meanwhile, the interior reveals an upholstery mostly clad in tan leather.
S-Klub didn’t disclose its future plans for the engine of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. As a recap though, the classic auto is powered by a water-cooled 3.0-liter straight-six engine (M198) with at least 215 hp.