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Icon Meets Icon: Presenting the Mercedes 300 SL Used by Andy Warhol in “Cars” Series

It’s been 35 years since the legendary Andy Warhol, the leading figure in the visual art movement, passed on. However, his legacy lives on through his pop art, and through the original model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that he used as a model for his timeless “Cars” series. The “Cars” series was commissioned by then Daimler-Benz AG in 1986 to mark the centenary of the invention of the modern automobile by Karl Benz. It aims to showcase 80 pictures documenting the colorful history of the automobile from the Daimler Motorized Carriage and the Benz Patent-Motorwagen (Patent-Motorcar) in 1886 up to the cars available in 1986. Unfortunately, Warhol only… Continue Reading »

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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL with AMG Restomod Appears in Super Bowl Halftime

In the prestigious Super Bowl annual event that saw Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes face-off, and a victory by Tampa Bay Buccaneers against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 31-9 affair, one of the most talked-about segments of the show was its halftime. The spotlight was on The Weeknd on this part who made quite an impression when he opened his performance with a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster. Say what you want about the result of the Super Bowl LV and The Weeknd’s performance, but true Benz fans can most probably collectively agree that the vintage 300 SL was nothing short of spectacular. With that, let’s take a look… Continue Reading »

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1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster Sold for Over $1M

A recent auction saw Gooding & Company collect over £8 million from a small collection of vintage high-value cars in the UK. One of the units featured in the European Sporting & Historic Collection sale held in London was a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster alongside Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley, and Rolls-Royce vehicles. The vintage Mercedes car fetched £935,000 ($1,284,710) in the online bidding from January 28 to February 5, 2021. According to the seller, the auto is a very special model because it marks the very last of the 300 SL line. Only 26 units of the Roadster were made in 1962 bearing the 1963 model-year badge. The vehicle… Continue Reading »

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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 motorward.com. 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 »

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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 autoevolution.com. 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 »

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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 »

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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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