1999 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL GULLWING REPLICA
1999 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Re-Creation
Chassis # 44212COLO
Only 3,000km Since New!
Anton 'Tony' Ostermeier ran a shop in Gardena, California called Gullwing Car Company. From that location, many well-made, hand crafted Gullwings were created. The cars were built on a modern 300E chassis, featured an updated drivetrain, suspension, and brakes that made for a very usable street car. Molds were made from an original 300 SL Gullwing, ensuring accuracy. The panels were made of aluminum reinforced with aircraft epoxy/fiberglass and steel. The parts crafted by Tony were so accurate and of high quality that they were ultimately purchased and used on authentic 300SL coupes and roadsters. Some parts were even sold to Mercedes-Benz in Germany. The running gear and suspension were borrowed from the E-class Mercedes 300E produced from 1989 to 1993. Most of the cars built were shipped to Japan and Germany, and only a few made it to the United States. In total, it is believed that only 50 'replicas' were created. They have full leather interior and air conditioning. The 3-liter six-cylinder engine produced 177 horsepower and was mated to 5-speed transmission. There are four-wheel disc brakes and a wheelbase that measured 110.2-inches. This extraordinary re-creation is stunningly accurate and defies description. Whether under the fully finished engine compartment, the trunk or in the passenger compartment, the overall accuracy and detail exude the quality of construction found throughout these new classics.
Enjoy the look of a classic with refinement of a comfortable 90’s era Mercedes with cold air conditioning, fitted luggage and a very desirable Silver and red leather combination with only 3,000 original KM.