Even though it may not exactly look like it, but the contemporary Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is in fact the spiritual successor to the German firm's original 300 SL in both 'Gullwing' Coupe (built from 1954 to 1957) and Roadster (from 1957 to 1963) forms.
Slimane Toubal, a professional clay artist from France who has worked with several automakers around the world including Audi, Honda and more recently, at PSA Peugeot-Citroen's China office, used his free time to create his own vision of what a modern-day 300 SL should look like.
The result is a design study that is more heavily influenced by the styling of the original 1950s 300 SL compared to the current SLS AMG.
Toubal penned both a coupe with the classic 'Gullwing' style doors and a roadster model, which unlike the soft-top SLS AMG, uses a retractable hardtop.
Feel free to browse through the photos below for a more detailed look at the designs and then head over to the comments to tell us what you think about the 300 SL concepts.
Design Credits: Slimane Toubal