Awesome Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe sculpture

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.

Enjoy the photos. More information on the Mercedes 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe here and visit Giganten au Stahl here.