We know, envy and love at the same time Jay Leno, his money from making one of the most successful talk-show on American television (and other activities) but more so his love of cars.
This is why he set up the Jay Leno’s Garage series on YouTube where he regularly presents some fascinating sports cars, race cars, and customs the world has ever seen. And this one example fits the scene perfectly – here’s the ultimate way to have them brought around in style. That’s because Leno has a replica of a ’50s Mercedes-Benz racing transporter, and he uses it to bring about his unrestored 300SL Gullwing. The one reason this is a replica it’s because Mercedes-Benz destroyed the original in the 1960s because there wasn’t enough space to store it. The original brought the German brand’s racers to tracks around Europe, and it had the 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine from the 300SL – allowing it to hit 100 mph (160 km/h).
A Swedish fabricator was responsible for the replica further honed by Leno into a vehicle he can use to bring other prized possessions where he needs them. The comedian’s crew installed air conditioning, a front access panel for the radiator, and extra storage along the side. Since 300SL engines don’t just lay around, the truck now uses an engine from the 1980s. Leno’s version isn’t of course capable of reaching the high speed of the original, but the craftsmanship involved is just amazing.