Good with the wood – The wooden Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing

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The finest piece of automotive crafting, a 1955 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing made of teakwood came out of the hands of a German artist. The testimony of fine craftsmanship is almost as good looking as the real thing and cheap as that would never be, with a price tag of just $6,668.

With every little luxury detail onboard, the wooden replica comes inches close to perfection. The Front screen, with the detailed carving of the bonnet, the neat mirror, the protruding front grille, and the perfect headlamps are identical to the original, just the material is different.

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The side doors are fully functional and the interior detailing has been built with exquisite care and attention. The radio slot and its adjusting knobs, the darker shade of the steering wheel and multi-layered central console, and contrasting gear handle all point towards the smooth surfacing and handiwork that has gone in to texturing the minor details. The hand-made wheels made with impeccable accuracy, actually steer, but we can’t tell if they actually roll.

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The rear side of the wooden model is nothing short to perfection either. The bumper, the trunk, the license plate are detailed as only an original can be. The artist based in Duisburg, Germany, has already sold his first creation and is ready to build a new one for the aforementioned price. We just hope it won’t end up in some fire place!

Photo source: Bring A Trailer.