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Racing Teatray

Sacrilege?

What do you think?

Wheels are horrid, as is the steering wheel and I'd junk the modern mirrors, but otherwise....

http://www.pistonheads.com/classi...-benz-300-sl-gullwing-amg/2145319
Tim

That's pricey for something that's a helluva long way off being original, especially as prices have only been getting to these heights recently.

I wonder how much it would cost to return it to standard and even then how much would it fetch - I know they've managed the $1million mark a couple of times at auction but I assume those were matching numbers, etc versions.
simonp

There's one of these at Prescott every year. You'd get to see it if you ever turned up!
Big Blue

There's one in M-B World at Brooklands.

Toilet.
Chip Butty

Great concept but poor execution.

A good parrallel is to compare an Eagle E-type to a Beecham E-Type

The Eagle is a modernised original rebuilt to impeccable standards - so, for example, it retains the original engine, but it's remanufactured to modern standards.

Whereas the Beecham E-type is a heavily modified original - so it gets the powertrain from an X100 XKR, complete with the X100 dashboard, seats and wing mirrors. Basically it is as ungainly as it sounds, whereas an Eagle E-type is absolutely stunning

This 300 SL is the Merc equivalent of a Beecham E-type.
Nice Guy Eddie

I like it but then I'm not great worshipper of the Gullwing preferring the roadster.

The Beecham E-Type on the other hand is fooking horrid, Eagle anyday.
JohnC

Not a fan I'm afraid. For me it has to be original or changed into something else, like the Eagle.

I have always loved the Gullwing though and it's just the execution and the change from the original I don't like.

I think his money would have been better spent on a new SLS for everyday and keeping the original Gullwing in the garage.

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