GWA 300 SLC based on 2012 SLS Roadster with 1955 300 SC body revealed


For an Eastern Europe client

Gullwing America is working on a 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster which will get an entirely different body.

An undisclosed customer from Eastern Europe has ordered a one-of-a-kind car which is based on a 2012 SLS AMG Roadster (R197). The handmade aluminum body will be modeled after the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SC (W 188) which was made in only 92 units.

As the images show, the front grille was redesigned, while the position of the rear spoiler was modified. Other changes include new LED headlights, custom exhaust system, adjustable height suspension and a removable hard top. The GWA 300 rides on 21-inch wheels at the front and 22-inch alloys at the back with Continental tires.

Other details are available in the press release section.

Source: GWA

GWA’s unique take on “retro styling meets modern technology” has caught the eye of an undisclosed client from Eastern Europe. This client has requested an exclusive sports car design that will be one-of-a-kind. A challenge that GWA was happy to take on.

For this particular project, GWA selected a 2012 SLS Roadster (R-197) as the base. Its platform running gear and interior features will require only slight changes, since this car is a masterpiece of technology already.

Where GWA will bring in their expert touch is with the handmade aluminum body, which will be modeled after a 1955 300 SC (W-188). Only 92 of these cars were ever made.

“We tried to keep the original lines of this model, which are timeless,” says Arturo Alonso, head of GWA. However, making it truly unique required some changes. This included changing the position of the pop-out rear spoiler and modernizing the headlights with LED’s. The grille was redesigned with an assertive, yet elegant, slant and illuminated emblem on the top.

The car also has custom made, 22 x 12 rear and 21 x 9.5 front, GWA Evolution wheels mounted on Continental tires. A special exhaust system and adjustable height suspension finish off the enhancements.

The culmination of GWA’s vision results in a 21st century 300 SLC, a convertible roadster with a removable hard top. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

GWA will oversee every step of the process until the car is delivered. They have no doubt it will be truly one of a kind and just what their VIP client is looking for.

Team GWA.

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LenDunlop LenDunlop
You may park in my garage!
Feb 17th, 2013 9:52pm
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Aesthetics Aesthetics
knowing the americans.....someone will buy this....remove the front and rear fenders and make the first AMG Hot Rod!! no sarcasm intended....chip foose it!
Feb 14th, 2013 7:40pm
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haji haji
-For an Eastern Europe client ...with Arabian or Chinese nationality, I suppose.
Feb 14th, 2013 3:48pm
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wbizarre wbizarre
Hmm, really not bad! It could have been so ugly, but wow, well done!
Feb 14th, 2013 3:20pm
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DimitarYanev DimitarYanev
I'd rather have a Morgan Aero which is more authentic and even more exqusite. And here the lack of detail tells you it is no masterpiece. Every time the owner talks to people about the car he'd look silly.
Feb 14th, 2013 1:04pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
i must say: what a beautiful car!!! it really is!! :D in my opinion a better use of the SL lol! well done GWA!
Feb 14th, 2013 12:53pm
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benzboy benzboy
I agree. I dont know what to say as well. The SLS roadster is beyond beautiful to begin with and to do this to it. I was wrong I do know what to say "I WANT ONE NOW!!!"
Feb 14th, 2013 10:36am
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alihijazi alihijazi
I really don't know what to say, the car is perfect
Feb 14th, 2013 9:27am
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edd_lg edd_lg
they messed up the headlights, the rest looks good.
Feb 14th, 2013 9:08am
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its sooooo sick
Feb 14th, 2013 3:40am
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automobile007 automobile007
oh wow thats incredible
Feb 14th, 2013 12:12am
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aestival aestival
Oh my. I don't know what to say.
Feb 13th, 2013 10:57pm
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