Mercedes-Benz Is Bringing a Pair of Gullwing Barn Finds to Amelia Island

Mercedes is reuniting two sequentially numbered Gullwings. One's been restored, and the other has yet to be touched.

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Mercedes-Benz is doing the Amelia Island Concours in style this year. Its bring not one, but two 300SL Gullwings to the event, both of them barn finds. One has been restored, while the other is in its original condition, just as it was when it left its hiding place last year.

The cars, chassis #43 and #44, were built right next to each other in the factory in 1954. Now, they're being reunited thanks to the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center. You may remember that we wrote about #43 back in May 2018 when it was first discovered. It's totally original, right down to the trim pieces, leather, wheels, and even tires. Mercedes says it was probably taken off the road sometime in the 1960s and sanded down in preparation for a paint job that never happened.

The #44 Gullwing was restored by Mercedes's Classic Center in Irvine, California to its original 1954 spec. Mercedes hasn't included any pictures of this car in the announcement, so we'll just have to wait until the event to see what it looks like.

In addition to the two Gullwings, the automaker will also be showcasing the Vision EQ Silver Arrow concept first revealed at Pebble Beach in 2018, as well as replicas of the legendary AMG 300 SEL 6.8 "Red Pig" touring car and the 280GE Jacky Ickx drove to victory in the 1983 Paris-Dakar.

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