Ten reasons you need this Merc 300SL
One-of-11 300SL Gullwing has been retromodded by AMG itself, complete with modern V8, yours for £600k
Posted: 09 Apr 2014
3. It can handle the power
This 300SL keeps the original W198 chassis, though slightly modified to accommodate that monster 6.0-litre V8. In order to put the power down without exploding in a ball of expensive 1950s metal, AMG binned the Gullwing's swing rear axle setup, and instead installed the R129 SL's rear axle assembly. That's the 1990s Merc SL. There's also a Bilstein adjustable sports suspension pack installed, and power steering up front.