The German Giganten aus Stahl (“Giants of Steel”) trio of Peter Brakel, Armin Ciesielski and Walter Willer have created this meticulously detailed, life-sized Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sculpture from recycled steel junk, truck and automobile parts.
Best known for their movie industry themed sculptures the Steel Giants have a thing for automobiles as well. Spending seven months cutting, grinding and welding they have created a near perfect replica of the iconic supercar of the ’50s.
Pieces are being shown at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, including a Porsche Spyder, an Audi race car and some Easy Rider sculptures.
The reported asking price of this sculpture is near $100,000 which is just a mere fraction of the cost of buying one of the two of the existing Uhlenhaut Coupes.