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).