1955 Mercedes 300 SLR replica made from scrap metal image

Ever wondered what you could do with old metal parts besides sell them? Well if you have 10.000 pieces of scrap metal you can “revive” one of the most popular cars ever, as a replica, the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR “Uhlenhaut Coupe”.

According to The Sun, three German friends, Armin Ciesielski, Peter Brakel and Walter Willer, decided to make their own replica of the 1955 Mercedes 300 SLR and after working seven month in the garage, the car finally saw daylight.

“The Uhlenhaut is a really special Mercedes and we wanted to make a replica. It took me and my friends seven months of hard work to perfect and we used more than 10.000 pieces of metal. The car was a very difficult model to make because of the intricate details and we made the engine look identical to the original. It weighs nearly 1.000 kg”, said Armin, one of the three friends.

The “fathers” of the 300 SLR didn’t say anything about the car’s performance but the original version, launched by Mercedes in 1955, was the fastest car made by the German manufacturer, being able to hit 180 mph.

The replica made by the three friends is estimated at 60.000 British pounds.