1983 Mercedes 500SEC Gullwing Styling Garage

Keeping with the flavor of my last post on the Gullwing Sbarro I thought this similar aged take on the classic Benz Gullwing take was nice.
Nowadays you see everything from Dodge Neons to Honda Civics running around with cheap poor quality Lambo style door kits.
The gullwing setup on this Merc is a much more involved project since it involves cutting the roof. When you cut this much metal out of the car you have to add significant reinforcement to maintain a safe body.
Styling Garage, SGS, the company that made the modifications, was well known in the 80s for making dramatic visual upgrades to Mercedes cars.
Many SGS tuned cars were given SGS badges out front and custom body work instead of the three pointed star. This one has some AMG body parts, but looks mostly stock. Inside there is some custom guages and nice wood steering wheel.
Original price on the conversion was the same as the price of the car itself.
This specimen has 40,000 miles, and a seller looking for $15,000. It has new paint, but as you can tell from the wood planks holding the doors up there is some work to be done. Lots of depreciation here for a really unique car.

You can read more about the SEC gullwings over at 1000SEL.com

~Evan

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4 Comments on "1983 Mercedes 500SEC Gullwing Styling Garage"

  1. Tamerlane says:

    I’m sure Ice-T had one back in the day!

  2. Evan says:

    Not sold at $15,000.

    Car is back up for sale as of 7-16-11 http://bit.ly/oqWUfJ

    and not sold again with no bids at $9,999.

  3. jaden says:

    still for sale, just noticed the interior said jb on the seats and thats my initials. contact info?

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