Reports of jaw-dropping autos have continued to pour forth from the Frankfurt Motor Show this yea, and there were plenty of curiosities as well, including city cars converted into beach buggies, electric supercars, exotics with trick folding roofs. But perhaps the most artistic, and eco-conscious of the bunch, stood at the back of the hall.
Here a pile of scrap metal was transformed into a full-scale replica of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Gullwing.” It is made entirely of reclaimed car parts and random pieces of scrap, done by German firm Giganten Aus Stahl, which roughly translates as Giants of Steel. It’s just one of a number of creations the studio offers to those who can afford to buy the unique creations.
Other projects have varied to include full-scale replicas of famous movie characters – from Peter Fonda in full Easy Rider glory to Aliens and Predators – as well as animals, athletes, even pieces of furniture. As for cars, and in addition to the Gullwing, there were similar replicas of a classic Porsche Spyder and pre-war Auto Union grand prix racer.
The replicas cost a pretty penny: the Gullwing fetches a princely €69,000 ($96k), while the Porsche and Auto Union are available for €39,000 ($54k) and €54,000 ($75k), respectively. Head over to Classic-Sportwagen.de and Giganten-Aus-Stahl.de for more information.
Source: Auto Blog