We all can agree that the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is an iconic car. As one of the most revered cars ever produced, it is a symbol of the German marque's commitment to engineering excellence and design innovation. The 300 SL Roadster, in particular, is a rare gem that represents the pinnacle of the 300 SL model range.
One of the few 300 SL Roadsters ever made, which was featured in the video atop this page, has an evident significance based on its ownership history. It was previously owned by a Gullwing Group International member and has spent more time on Gullwing Group tours and events than any other 300 SL through Silver Arrow Cars, a Canadian specialist in high-end automobiles.
Gallery: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
The 300 SL Roadster's original hard top, tool roll, and comprehensive history file add to its rarity and make it a valuable collector's item. If this car were to be sold at an auction, we're pretty sure it will be asking for a good amount of cash, and rightfully so.
In the hands of the I AM Detailing on YouTube, the 300 SL Roadster went through a restoration process that's so satisfying to watch. The restoration detailing carried out on the car was a testament to the car's enduring value and the importance of preserving its originality.
The detailers decided to retain the 300 SL Roadster's patina and original interior, while the exterior and mechanical components were restored. Both processes highlight the importance of striking a balance between restoration and preservation.
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Meanwhile, the undercarriage, wheel wells, and engine bay went through dry ice cleaning. A new protective coating was also applied – both were critical steps in ensuring that the car remains in pristine condition.
Deep interior detailing was also carried out to make sure that this legendary classic car retains its original charm. The chrome and plastic pieces were also polished to add to their visual appeal. There's only one more step to do now after the detailing process – to send the car to a Mercedes-Benz Classic Center for a complete service and inspection, which are important steps in ensuring that it remains in tip-top shape.