LOOK | Pimp my Gullwing

In my amazement at the $1.25m paid for an immaculate Mercedes-Benz 300SL at RM Auctions yesterday I was reminded of these pictures. The 300SL below belonged to Earl Bruce back in the late fifties and is resplendent with 'Texan style' paintwork, probably by Von Dutch, and extra chrome protection for the radiator grill. I wonder how long it would last nowadays before getting stripped and painted a metallic silver (or may be black if you're feeling radical).

It looks like Atari are sponsoring this one...

From the brilliant and beautiful book by Tony Adriaensens 'Weekend Heroes' which lets you revel in just how it was for the Californian sports car racers back in the day (1952-1957). Highly Recommended.

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