An Animated Love Letter to the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing

The original Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of my most favorite car designs in the world, and we ran a five-part series on its design history (links below). Lisbon-based animator João Elias shares my passion, and wanted to create an animated short “featuring the most iconic car of all time,” he writes. “I always loved this car.”

Listen beautiful relax classics on our Youtube channel.

While we know the car was conceived in a German design studio, Elias takes some poetic license and re-imagines the car’s spontaneous birth on the Bonneville Salt Flats:


Here’s the earlier series we ran:

» Intro: Why a Car Collector with a One-Car Collection Is the Richest of Them All

» Part 1: The Type 300

» Part 2: The W194

» Part 3: Mercedes Gets Convinced and Heads to New York

» Part 4: The Gullwing Today

Source: core77

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