Mercedes commissions original supplier to reproduce 300 SL seat fabric


Mercedes-Benz Classic has arranged for the original supplier of the 1950s Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing’s chequered wool upholstery to re-issue the fabric in the original specification.

The upholstery covering the seat cushion and seat-back of the 1954 to 1957 W198 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing is a blue, red or green four-ply double-weave twill chequered wool pattern.

The fabric is once again available – in the exact specification, by the same company that supplied it in the 1950s – owing to the Stuttgart, Germany-based automaker’s team devoted to preserving old Benzes.

There were three chequered fabric patterns available during the W198’s short production run: blue-grey, red-green and green-beige, with the first representing 80% of all 300 SL “Gullywing” models ordered with a fabric interior, the second representing 14% and the green-beige only making up 6%, Mercedes-Benz said.

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