Amelia’s founder Bill Warner and his associates once again displayed exceptional taste and creativity laying out this year’s event. While celebrating the Ferrari GTO and Shelby Cobra’s 50th anniversaries was entirely predictable, celebrating Road and Track cover cars, custom bodied Cadillacs and the clever automotive art of the amazing Stan Mott offered visitors a wider glimpse into the art of the automobile.
Mercedes-Benz’ top tier collectibles were well represented and thanks to Connie Schmitt, we present a short slide show of Amelia’s Silver Star gems.
And for those of you who are unfamiliar with the art of Stan Mott, we present an example of his whimsical work.
Rare strawberry red 300SL roadster.
Mercedes Benz Classic Center presented a restored Gullwing rolling chassis. A fascination piece of automotive sculpture!
Gullwing rolling chassis is fitted with the optional Rudge 'knock off' wheels.
Fantastic Murphy bodied Mercedes S.
Ivory 300SL roadster reveals full tool set and workshop manuals.
Ivory Gullwing ready to fly.
Red plaid trim complements the Ivory GW.
Silver blue rudge-wheel roadster.
A peek into the 1952 W194, the Gullwing's spiritual predecessor.
Black/creme Gullwing reveals the always green spare wheel.
MB Museum's 1952 W194 coupe.
The W194's sparse aerodynamic shape is evident here. Roof vents exhausted interior heat.