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Gone to plaid, all over again: Mercedes brings back the 300 SL’s famous fabric


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Aside from its stunning straight-six, jaw-dropping good looks, and “billionaire doors” long before that was a thing, one of the long-adored elements of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is the plaid interior. Those beautiful multicolored upholsteries add a lovely, tasteful splash of personality to any 300 SL. Until now, restorers went to great lengths employing trim specialists to replicate the tartan pattern in the Gullwing. Due to popular demand, Mercedes-Benz Classic is partnering with the car’s original upholsterer to reissue the fabric for public consumption.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/03/14/mercedes-brings-back-300-sl-plaid-fabric