Get Chequered Upholstery For Your 300 SL Straight From Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz has gone back to its roots by launching special checquered upholstery for the iconic 300 SL.

These are now reproduced by the original supplier, according to initial specifications, and are made from 100 percent high-quality wool yarn.

The company offers them in three different chequered designs: blue-grey (L1), red-green (L2) and green beige (L3). The first one was found in nearly 80 percent of the 300 SL models with a fabric interior, made from 1954 to 1957. The second one used to fit almost 14 percent of the cars, while the L3 was ordered by about 6 percent.

Besides looking identical to the original upholstery and being made by the exact same German supplier, these are said to meet the specifications “of the then Daimler-Benz AG, in regard to wear- and scuff-resistance, light-fastness and flammability”. The fiber is also “breathable, offers natural moisture management, and thus creates a pleasant seat climate, especially on long journeys”.

The upholstery is priced per meter (3.28feet), with a width of 1,400mm (55.12in), and cost €184.45 (equal to $227) in Germany, excluding tax.

As far as getting your hands on a pristine Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, these often sell for over €1 million ($1.2 million), whereas the Gullwing model usually exceeds €1.5 million ($1.8 million).

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  • Bash

    I won’t be having the problem of not being able to choose which one of the three.
    but who would choose this over leather?!

    • Finkployd

      while I’m no fan of tartan I think car seats should offer something else than the usual poly/PU/leather options

      • Bash

        I agree on that.

    • Status

      Choosing wool over leather? Have you ever heard of ‘winter’?

      • Bash

        Not exactly. 😉

        • Status

          Ah, you’re one of those fancy types that thinks ice is a synthetic material! I see where you’re coming from.

          • Bash


  • Ary Wisesa

    The beautiful Mercedes ever, if not the most beautiful car ever. I really love this legend.

    • I’ve lucky enough to sit at one. Not really glamourous as the coupe is really cramp and you had to take the steering on and off.

      The salesperson has driven it and he tells me a very smooth drive on UK B road. So jealous!

  • Actually upholstery is one of the hard to find material for restoration. I hope they manage to replicate the original.

    As one of the interior restorer told me. The fabric of the past feels loose and stretch while modern fabric tend to stiff and tight.

  • alexxx

    I bought recently some kitchen towels,they look like these…even better 😂😂😂

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