понедельник, 2 января 2017 г.

Frozen in time – the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

We know that every car enthusiast dreams of tracking down a barn find and restoring it. These cars often come with unanswered questions – why where they stashed? In the case of this 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe, the Mercedes Benz Club of America has answers.
In the club’s article about the car, it is revealed this particular example is a rare, one-owner machine. Its caretaker was a man by the name of Sigurd Nygren. According to the club’s story, when he saw the 300SL, he knew he had to have one because “he wanted something as close as possible to the aircraft he enjoyed flying; he wanted to purchase one of the ultralight alloy-bodied versions he had read about in the car magazines.” It wasn’t the only time planes and cars crossed for him. He also had the opportunity to fly a Taylor Aerocar. He ordered it with red paint and a matching plaid interior, as well as available aerodynamic belly pans. He also added some aircraft inspired details such as an altimeter and chronometer, among other things. Read more

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