In 1986, Daimler-Benz entrusted Andy Warhol with the task to create a series of original artworks to tell the story of the automobile. The result is the now world-famous “Cars” series which is infused with the legendary pop art icon’s signature style and striking color schemes. In the book “Frank Oleski. Series Sports Cars from 1945-1980”, Andy Warhol found his first motif. Pictured in large format on pages 94 and 95 in front of a vast landscape, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing with the chassis number 198.040-5500629 and license plate “EI – DR 1”. BRABUS Classic found and restored this specific Mercedes-Benz used as inspiration for Warhol.
The aftermarket specialists at BRABUS Classic dedicated 4,500 hours of determined manual work and expert attention to detail as part of the BRABUS 6-Star-Restoration. This process is defined at its core by authenticity and excellent attention to detail. The iconic lightweight tube frame of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing as well as every inch of the bodywork was brought back to life, accentuated by extravagant chrome elements. The legendary sports classic also received a brand new coat of paint in the 300 SL’s original color.
Under the hood of this fully 6-Star restored automobile is the iconic 3.0-liter straight-six delivering 215 hp. Every single bolt and every component of the 300 SL’s engine configuration and powertrain has been revitalized in accordance with all original specifications and with unmatched precision.
Inside, the interior design specialists of the BRABUS Saddlery completely restored the interior of the 300 SL true to the original. All leather and fabric materials, as well as all chrome accent elements in the cockpit, boast the same immaculate quality as they once did in 1955.
Be the first to leave a review.