The next piece is likely to spark some controversy. And some may not find the base Mercedes-Benz 300 SL transformed via restomod measures a sin before the car gods. Blasphemy! It is not. It’s not the first time we car fanatics have seen an icon from the past go under the knife. This automobile is stretching the creative mind and evolving on what the original engineers/designers from Mercedes inspired to, so many years ago.
This example is from GT Spirit and is defined by them as the Mercedes S-Klub Speedster by Slang500 and Jonsibal. From what we gather the duo is part of a Southern California coach design studio called S-Klub. S-Klub was founded in the mid-nineties and since its inception, has proven they are committed to unique design, style and function. Check out their website for some very unique designs!
The model itself is 1:18 scale, resin and sealed. On a side note, GT Spirit has recently announced a hardtop version of the same, which we believe is part of the 2023 footprint (review the above GT Spirit news link for more details here).
Paint is typical solid work from the team, and capturing the overall likeness is pretty darn good. Shelf presence is high; a few friends have recently pointed out the Mercedes S-Klub Speedster alongside a couple of hundred other models. Quite impressive, since the laundry list of marques consist of multiple McLarens, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and more. If you’re looking for something out of the box, this effort from GT Spirit hits the mark! Enjoy the pics!
The car is beautiful, but the model has to be the lowest quality GT Spirit I’ve ever seen… Asking as much as they do for this, is a joke. When you don’t offer openings and have to just pay attention to what can be seen from the outside, that has to be perfect. And, when doing a speedster, that includes the interior. Now, I don’t know what’s worse, the upholstery, or the sticker for the whole dashboard….