Classic Mercedes Benz 300 SL Car Gets "A Bathing Ape" Camo Makeover
No worries, this auto overhaul is no sick joke. Japan based designer "Nigo" of A Bathing Ape (Bape) routinely asserts his brand of camouflage treatments to high-end and luxury products. The latest victim/subject is this Mercedes Benz 300 SL classic car. More than just a paint job, the car has been thoroughly mechanically upgraded by Mercedes in-house tuner AMG. Notice the wheels are new, and inside, the car has a new engine among a list of other goodies. Will this special one-off car be sold? Possibly? Price will be extravagant.
What else would you expect from the co-creator of another brand Nigo is involved in called "The Billionaire Boys Club?" With ongoing themes of luxury urban style - with an avant garde designer twist - BAPE creates some honestly creative fashion items, but of course succeeds in shocking or insulting many by what some would certainly describe as defacement of a classic icon car. Underneath, the Mercedes Benz 300 SL (made 1952-1963) is serious collector's car with its almost modern day handling and gullwing doors. Nigo pulls off design PR stunts like this for the attention, or maybe because he actually intends to cruise around in it. I'd keep it away from Stuttgart though. Click on the link below for more images.
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