Engineer Anton Ostermeier, a former employee of Mercedes Benz, established his company Gullwing Cars in Gardena California in the 1980s. This company built optically exact replicas of the already very expensive 300SL Gullwing, based on a tube chassis on which a largely aluminum body was mounted. Those who know the original will be amazed at the build quality, body rigidity and detailing. The Ostermeier SL also has the folding steering wheel, just a detail. The production of the materials to be used was so high-quality that Mercedes Benz in Stuttgart was a customer of Ostermeier. Various engines were used under the skin over time, production covered the period 1982 to 1995. As far as is known, Ostermeier eventually produced only 50 Gullwing Coupes. The example offered here was built in 1989 and has only driven 1,669 km since then. Ostermeier aimed to build a daily usable Gullwing, so the car has a 3ltr. six-cylinder injection engine, disc brakes and, for example, air conditioning. Owners of the original costing 1.5 million are known to have added an Ostermeier to be able to drive 'a gull-wing door' in a user-friendly way and of course with less risk. Although nothing beats the experience of the original, an Ostermeier SL does drive considerably more comfortably, probably a serious consideration for whoever owns the original.
Due to the particularly low mileage, this Gullwing is in original top condition, there is no trace of use to be discovered. The car has an older Dutch license plate.