Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster becomes 300 SLC in the hands of Gullwing America

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 18, 2013

Tuning house/coachbuilder Gullwing America wanted to emphasize the retro factor of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster by turning it into the 300 SLC convertible. This Eastern European gearhead is famous for recreating old Mercedes Gullwing models using new technology underneath. So far, its work on the Panamericana 300 SL is one of the most impressive.

This is a modern recreation of the gullwing with a tube chassis and custom aluminum bodywork, as well as a 3.5-liter Mercedes V-6 or 5.5-liter Mercedes V-8. GWA took it upon itself to transform the SLS AMG Roadster into a homage to the Mercedes-Benz 1955 300SC roadster. GWA is sticking with modern technology and has left certain SLS’ major features such as the pop-up rear spoiler and the 6.2-liter V-8 engine and dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The best features of this model include the LEDs. It kept the convertible bodystyle but it took out the power-operated softtop and put in a removable hardtop (signifying a nod to the original 300 SC).

The package also comes with an adjustable suspension, a custom exhaust system, and a set of 21-inch front and 22-inch rear wheels.

This car is a one-off unit so it’s hard to determine its price but it’s probably going to cost much higher than the $197,005 base price of the SLS AMG Roadster (which is based on the old, non-GT model). The buyer is believed to be from Eastern Europe.

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