• January 29, 2023 6:24 pm
  • New York, New York, United States

Location: United States, New York, Astoria
For sale by: Dealer (New York City: Manhattan Classic Cars)
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 300SL
Year: 1956

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Recreation by Tony Ostermeier with Just 10k Miles: Widely Known as the Best 300SL Gullwing Recreation Ever Built

This stunning 300SL Gullwing Recreation was built by former Mercedes-Benz employee Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeier, whose Gullwing Car Company was based in Gardena, California. Ostermeier’s Gullwings were built on a modern Mercedes-Benz W124 300E chassis and thus featured modern Mercedes running gear including a fuel-injected 3.0 liter inline-6 engine, automatic transmission, as well as modern suspension and brakes. They also had air conditioning making them very practical road cars. The moulds were made from the body of an original 300SL Gullwing to ensure accuracy, while the panels were made of aluminium reinforced with fiberglass and steel. Indeed, Obermeier’s remanufactured components were of such high quality and accuracy that they have been used on authentic 300 SL coupés and roadsters. Silver with red full leather interior, this particular example is gorgeous inside and out. The look and aesthetic of the car are shockingly accurate. Even the seasoned enthusiast would peg this as a genuine 300SL based on a quick walk around the car. It’s in beautiful condition and the attention to detail is extremely high. The interior is quite accurate as well, although it does give a few clues as to what lies beneath the skin, including a wood-rimmed Nardi steering wheel, air conditioning vents, and the automatic transmission shift lever. The engine starts instantly and runs smoothly. The power steering makes for easy maneuverability and the power-assisted brakes are very capable. Mechanically excellent, this Gullwing drives like an absolute dream. This is a very rare opportunity to acquire a car that captures the stunning presence of the 300SL Gullwing and at a small fraction of the cost of an original. Finding one of these for sale can take years. Impressively accurate in its presentation, the car is effortless and modern to drive, making it ideal for anyone seeking to enjoy the aesthetic experience of the Gullwing as often as possible.

Built by Anton ‘Tony’ Ostermeier of the Gullwing Car Company
One of an estimated 50 made
A shockingly accurate high quality recreation
Just 10K original miles
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 3.0-litre six-cylinder twin-cam engine
Automatic transmission and air-conditioning
Widely known as the best 300SL Gullwing recreation ever built
Seldom available on the open market
Price: $389,500


New York,New York,United States

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