We love it when auctioning houses like RM Sotheby’s announce automobile auctions in Germany because some interesting and admittedly weird cars come out of hiding. With Germany having the deepest automobile roots, it is a hub of the weird and wonderful, especially when it comes to the mid to late 80s and early 90s. This is when the best (strangest) conversions and technologies were added to normal cars, and when it comes to bodywork modifications the sky was the limit. Wings, fins and louvres were the order of the day, and two-tone paint schemes were par for the course. Some companies that carried out the weird and wonderful conversion have evolved into some of the most iconic in the motoring world today, but some fizzled out over time. One of these was Boschert, headed up by Hartmut Boschert, a Mercedes-Benz fanatic who had some interesting ideas when it came to design and modification. One of his ideas used a late 80s Mercedes-Benz 300 CE as a base, and he fiddled with the powerplant to bump up the power to be much better for the decently-sized Merc, but it was the bodywork that made this project stand out - and then some. Mercedes-Benz first released its iconic 300 SL Gullwing in 1954, and that’s the car that served as inspiration for the Boschert B300 Gullwing. Clearly a fan of this door style, the man created his own where Mercedes-Benz didn’t. He planned to build 300 of these cars, but only a small handful ever made it to production. This was the only one to receive the gullwing doors though, the others only had the engine, interior and exterior changes.
Take a look at the YouTube video that runs through the ins and outs and whys of this rather odd one-of-one late 80s Mercedes-Benz with a nice bump in power over OEM and an aftermarket gullwing door conversion. There' some weird stuff rolling around in Germany: Ultra-Rare Boschert B300 Showed Mercedes How A 1990s SL Gullwing Could Have Looked | just released
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