The automotive and art icon appears in the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
The artistic influence made its presence felt in the luxurious automotive industry while world-renowned artists were in the midst of their memorable careers. Mercedes-Benz adopted the method in 1986 when the brand commissioned American artist Andy Warhol to draw the ‘Car’ series using 20 of its most iconic models. The special project contains 80 vivid images that document the history of the Daimler motorized carriage and the Benz patent motor car automobile from 1886 to 1986. With the Andy Warhol ‘Car’ series on display at the Mercedes-Benz Museum’s Atrium, BRABUS’s aftermarket experts are proud to showcase specific Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gallowing’ used as Warhol’s inspiration.. Although Andy Warhol never saw the car in person, a picture of the 300 SL with the same number plate ended up in a sports car book while he was drawing the collection.
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The famous 300SL ‘Gulwing’ has the registration number ‘EI-DR 1’ and is one of only 1,400 chassis from Mercedes-Benz’s Sunderfengen plant. A thorough investigation concluded that BRABUS acquired the car in 2020 after 39 years of private ownership. The Silver-Gray Over Blue Leather 300 SL ‘Gallowing’ configuration went through a BRABUS Classic 6-star, rebuilding the historic example from the ground up by investing more than 4,500 hours of labor. Mercedes-Benz Art hosts Andy Warhol’s ‘Car’ at the Museum on June 21-26, with the special Mercedes-Benz 300SL Glowing on display. The car is supplied by BRABUS GmbH, Bottrop and comes with proof that it is the sports car that served Warhol as the “model” of the “Car” series. See all examples of current Mercedes-Benz 300SL for sale in Dupont Registry by clicking on the link below. Return to the Dupont Registry for the news of the upcoming luxury life of Mercedes-Benz.