Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Mercedes Gullwing found on Cuba, a complete wreck and loss

the above and below photos (and video) were taken by Miguel Llorente http://www.thiseuropeanlife.com/ , I cropped off the ugly watermarks, (you are welcome dear reader as I already know you don't give a damn about the photographers, just the subject of the photos) and now you won't be distracted from the BITCHIN COOL FIND!

I leave you with the link to the article, with the corresponding watermarks like they have always been there: http://www.thiseuropeanlife.com/2012/12/chasing-cuban-gullwing.html 

found on http://caristas.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-gullwing-watch-it-and-weep.html

for a full article on it: http://caristas.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-young-man-and-300sl.html

 awaiting that dream day when it will emerge better than new, this man's trophies are a Hispano-Suiza race car, a Fiat Abarth 750 Zagato "Double Bubble" coupe, even a Chrysler Special by Ghia show car.
   And, of course, that Gullwing,  a Mercedes-Benz 300SL, engine-less, rust creeping up its sides, lies beached amidst debris in a yard near Havana.
   In the photos Miguel took of that very car in Nov 2012, the rust has spread everywhere: door sills, window frames, the roof. Worse, the car bends up at either end, its trademark doors jammed open. Because it was transported and stored poorly, Miguel writes at This European Life, "it's almost broken in half."