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▲BRABUS restored Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing. (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

In 1986, Mercedes commissioned the American pop art master Andy. Warhol created a series of visual art works with the theme of cars, and finally completed the famous “Car Series”. There is a 300 SL Gullwing eight creative images in the works. Years later, the deity in the picture was found by BRABUS, a large refitting factory. , and start the 6-star repair program.

The deity in the picture was found by BRABUS, a major modification company, and started a 6-star restoration project.  (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

▲ The deity in the picture was found by BRABUS, a major refit manufacturer, and a 6-star restoration project was launched. (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

Andy. Warhol was heavily inspired by the book “World Sports Cars: Series-Built from 1945-1980” before preparing to execute the Mercedes commission, introducing the 300 SL Gullwing on pages 94 to 95, with its striking EI-DR1 license plate, and Di. Warhol used this car as his creative subject for eight creative images of the 300 SL Gullwing.

Andy. Warhol used this car as the object of creation for the 300 SL Gullwing.  (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

▲Andy. Warhol used this car as the object of creation for the 300 SL Gullwing. (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

in Andy. Thirty-five years after Warhol completed his creation, BRABUS, a major German refit manufacturer, compared many original materials with the license plate in the photo, and confirmed that the 300 SL Gullwing chassis number in the work is 198.040-5500629. After expert investigation and search, the 300 was found by accident. SL Gullwing, BRABUS bought the car right away for restoration.

BRABUS restores Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing to 6 star specs.  (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

▲BRABUS restored Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing with 6-star specification. (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

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Since the 300 SL Gullwing was born in 1954, it is difficult to repair such an old car. The repair team disassembled the car, re-checked and corrected the frame, and repainted the car shell in the way of a new car after repairing. The most difficult part is the engine. This 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine was the first commercially available jet engine in history. In order to restore the engine to its original condition, many parts were rebuilt to order and took a total of 4,500 man-hours to complete. The restoration was completed. The 300 SL Gullwing with the original EI-DR1 license plate will be on display at the Brunswick Museum soon.

The 3.0-liter inline-6 ​​was the first commercially available jet engine in history.  (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

▲ The 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine is the first commercially available jet engine in history. (Picture / Retrieved from the BRABUS website)

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