Name: Steve Linngren
Location: Loganville, Georgia USA
Photographer: Steve Linngren
Brand name of kit(s): AMT 1955 Mercedes Gullwing
1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Gasser
This is my 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Gasser that was built for an SCMA show in Simpsonville, South Carolina. I combined the chassis and drivetrain from the R/M K.S. Pittman Drag Coupe 1941 Willys with the body from the AMT/Ertl 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe. The chassis, drivetrain and interior parts are completely chrome plated (by ChromeTech USA) and the exterior paint is Duplicolor primer, Duplicolor Metalcast Silver Base, Spaz Stix Candy Red and polished Rustoleum Clear coat. I revised the hinges for the doors, hood and trunk. I wired the engine and added fuel lines to a front-mounted fuel tank. I installed battery cables from the rear-mounted racing battery and plumbed the brake lines. I also added steerable front wheels, wrinkle wall drag slicks and interior detail items of a racing seat, tachometer and seat belts.