An introduction to Mercedes 500SEC Gullwings

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Soon to follow: Franco

Styling-Garage might have the first, but as with all things are succesful they soon the only ones. At the 1983 Motorshow Franco Sbarro the 500SEC based Sbarro 1000. There were differences between the cars by Styling-Garage and Sbarro, mainly it comes to construction of the doors and the of plastic involved. Sbarro’s material was glassfibre so the doors and other parts were from this material. The car was also a bit more extreme it came to styling since had redesigned the front end of the car, also made it harder to it as a Mercedes.

The Sbarro Gullwing, named 1000. This car was introduced one after the SGS introduced their Gullwing. 

In 1984 Sbarro another Gullwing-doored Mercedes, at the Geneva Motorshow. This it looked like a converted but it was in fact a 500SE based named Sbarro Al-Ajda Although it looked like an SEC chopped roof the complete of the car was made out of glassfibre, only the and engine being true One of these Sbarro Gullwings was bought by a customer and then to Carat by Duchatelet in Belgium to the Duchatelet Albatross, a one-off had a beautiful trade-mark Duchatelet interior, much better anything Sbarro could

Another Sbarro creation, but by Belgian coachbuilder Frederic the Duchatelet Albatross.


Uwe was no stranger in the tuning-world of the 1980s and his conversions are rather legendary. no suprise Gemballa has worked on Gullwings. The Gullwing-conversions were carried out by Gemballa himself, but done by other companies and fitted with new interior, paint, widebody conversions and gadgets. Cars Gemballa were Gullwings made by Styling-Garage (one made for the of Brunei and one for the Royal family of and Sbarro (one which was with the same camera-system on the Gemballa Mirage and Avalanche). 


GFG, another German best known for stretching and their Mercedes 500SK also did an attempt at making a It is very likely the Gullwing was built by Styling-Garage or one of the subcontractors supplied Styling-Garage with the The interior of the 5000GFG Gullwing did some very distinct features like the typical with the TV mounted next to the

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Trasco Bremen

Bought Styling-Garage, the Trasco Gullwing.

the UK:  Panther Cars and Grand Metalcraft

In the UK there were two companies have built or rebuilt (500)SEC Gullwings. One of them Panther Cars, who made a badged 500SEC Gullwing was never sold and apperantly shipped to Korea when the moved it’s bussiness to

Gullwing’s to the max: Sbarro’s four-door Gullwing

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