Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Restomod is surely a car to dream of. And the dream will come true, because these renderings will turn into reality.
The digital renderings show a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL so different from the iconic model of the mid-1950s that you can barely tell what it is meant to be. Jon Sibal’s new project displays a future replica of the legendary sports car with aluminum frame.
The renderings will morph into a model, following in the footsteps of the 300 SL Gullwing that John Sarkisyan and his team completed last year.
What draws attention is the minimal ground clearance that the model features. The sills are almost glued to the ground. It also got new body panels that magnetize. Flared arches at the front and rear, a unique front bumper, a brand-new rear one make the car look totally different from the original.
The exterior paint in a dark shade of elegant green also catches the eye. It makes an interesting contrast with the golden concave wheels. The side tailpipes complete the profile of the car.
The replica will feature a removable hardtop, a welcome addition that replaces the soft one of the original. It helps make the sideline more fluid and smart, as the line simply flows towards the rear for an extra visual appeal.
A yellowish leather covers the seats, upper side of the dashboard and steering wheel.
A Mercedes-Benz SLK converted into a 300 SL Gullwing proceeds the upcoming replica
A Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing that used to be a 2001 SLK is for sale at a dealership in South Africa. The customer willing to pay $130,000 can take it home.
The car features a 3.2-liter supercharged V6 engine that develops 354 horsepower and a 5-speed automatic transmission.
A body in silver and an interior in red leather complete the picture of the car that is now for sale in Capetown.