107 500 SL | 0-60 in 5.9 Sec | 255 BHP
Nautic Blue 929 / Cream Leather 275.
Before our 300SL SportLine reached the pages of glossy magazines… Back when it was an unpainted shell and boxes of unfulfilled potential… Deep down, we knew that a V8 SportLine had to be next. But what we didn’t have at the time was the right customer.
Then we met John Smith. John lives in a country with blue skies, open roads and very little traffic. Enviably, he already has a large collection of classic cars, including more than one SL. But when John heard about the SportLine project, he knew that a Mercedes 500 SportLine V8 would be perfectly suited to his lifestyle. After discussing the options with Bruce, the specification was chosen. As a result, the car you see here was born.
Ultimately, the beauty of a SportLine project is that it combines our expertise with the personal taste of the customer. Originally, o 300SL SportLine featured a raft of cosmetic enhancements. But for this build, the customer wanted the outside of the car to retain all the details of a perfect SL.
From a distance, the finished car looks like a factory standard 500SL. But the manual gear knob gives the game away… This is no ordinary 500SL.