ICON MEETS ICON - ANDY WARHOL STORY
21.06.2022 - In 1986, Daimler-Benz commissioned legendary pop art icon Andy Warhol to produce a series of original artworks to tell the story of the automobile. Infused with Warhol‘s signature style, striking color schemes and unmistakable passion, the now world renowned “Cars“-series was born – which even in its incomplete state immortalized a wide range of historic classics like never before. In the book: "Frank Oleski. Series Sports Cars from 1945-1980", Andy Warhol found his first motif. Pictured in large format on pages 94 and 95 in front of a vast landscape, a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing with the chassis number 198.040-5500629 and license plate "EI - DR 1".
No other car in the world is as timelessly elegant, as striking and unmistakable. With a brand new coat of paint in the 300 SL’s original color, this legendary sports classic is once again ready to continue telling its truly remarkable story on the road.
At its heart, the iconic 3.0-liter straight-six delivering 215 hp. Every single bolt and every component of the 300 SL's engine configuration and powertrain has been restored in accordance with all original specifications and with unmatched precision.
After almost 70 years, all leather and fabric materials as well as all chrome accent elements in the cockpit of the icon impress with the same immaculate quality as they once did in 1955, so you can feel right at home on your tour through history.