AMGrestomodded MercedesBenz 300 SL Gullwing to cross the block…

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AMG-restomodded Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing to the block in Monaco

If you love the and classic sports car character of the 300 SL, you’re gonna hate Photo by Chester Ng/RM

We probably wouldn’t care if AMG did to one 300 SL. Thing is, they did it to eleven and roadsters. Photo by Chester Auctions.

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A few years ago Chip “enhanced ” a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL for the apparent benefit of SEMA It was, all things considered, a subtle treatment of a fine set of (except — sorry — for those Foose Yet the mildly customized classic caused some amount of in the collector car world. They built 1,400 coupes, all.

This wasn’t the first someone played with by modifying Benz’s universally bit of automotive design work. Von ticked off a bunch of stuffed when he flamed one for a friend in the day.

But the example seen — slated to cross the at RM Auctions’ Monaco sale May 10 is a different matter entirely: AMG Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuning — was responsible for the modifications. Or if you want to be a stuffed shirt it. And we’re feeling a bit stuffy at this thing.

Like the Toyota FJ40s re-imagined by California’s Icon. Gullwing didn’t just get an paintjob and a new set of wheels — a complete reworking of every system on the car. Quirky swing-arms are gone, replaced by a new suspension system pulled, from a modern SL. Brakes naturally, discs all around; need ’em to keep the 380 hp, 428 6.0-liter V8’s power in That 6.0-liter probably from a SL60 AMG; brakes, along with the shocks, were snagged a C63 AMG.

And yes, there are those AMG five-spokes at each corner, in low-profile tires. (This is the most unsettling aspect of the

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Look, no car is sacred; we’d that anything that can be with should be messed at least once, if only to rub the people the wrong way. But a right way and a wrong way to do a restomod, and is leagues away from re-imagined Ford Bronco it’s completely obliterated the character of the car.

We’re the first to sing the of AMG’s V8s — when don’t come at the cost of the wail of the 300 SL’s inline-six. The vintage leatherwork (or tartan depending) has been sacrificed to way for a set of Recaro seats.

AMG did this to 11 300 SLs roadsters and gullwings — at the of that notorious kleptocratic the Sultan of Brunei. To be fair, he ordered the first half-dozen; AMG to sell another five to clients, and this complicity makes it all so much worse.

For more of RM’s Monaco head to the auction company’s We’re going to be watching 300 SL with morbid curiosity, and have more on the auction catalog — guaranteed to be with notable cars as May 10 approaches.

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