Handmade in 2012 by German artist, this luxury lumberjack automobile is replica of 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing and made entirely out of teakwood. Although this wooden car doesn’t actually drive nor its parts are functional, but this was created with fine craftsmanship just to have a superb automotive art on display.
It is believed that only two such wooden models are available in the world, and at start of the year one of them was acquired by car enthusiast Jeremy Harvey, who run a private vehicle hire business on the Isle of Skye.
Harvey found this rare beauty at his friend’s warehouse and wanted to display it at his place, but it was quite dull looking at that time. To get it restored and bring back its former glory, he contacted Burnopfield-based furniture firm called Furniture Clinic. The furniture firm has brilliantly managed to add life to its lifeless wooden surface, which now looks absolutely wonderful and polished.
According to Ben Staerck, managing director of Furniture Clinic,
“The restoration of the wooden Gullwing has got to be one of our most interesting projects to date. It was an absolute joy to see the woodwork come up as new and we’re delighted with the results.”
Back in 2012, designer of the car had carefully carved every detail of the car from front to back is finely carved to make it look like the authentic car model. Currently the wooden car is in a warehouse in the south of England, and friends of Harvey just love to see the stunning Gulling, dressed up in wood. The mirrors, steering wheel and doors function like the original car; moreover these real ride features in shape of wood are found more interesting by the viewers.
Due to it’s authentic charm and realistic-looking features, it was priced for $6,668 back then. Sounds too much for a car that doesn’t drive? Well, this investment is totally worth for one-of-a-kind wooden Mercedes Benz model that also saves petrol bills for lifetime.
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