There were plenty of curiosities to see art the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. City cars converted into beach buggies. Electric supercars. Exotics with trick folding roofs. Even a tuner Porsche crossover posing as a new vehicle. But few were as intriguing as what we found in one of the back halls of the Frankfurt Messe.

What you see here is a pile of scrap metal transformed by artistic vision into a full-scale replica of the iconic Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gullwing." It's made entirely of reclaimed car parts and random pieces of scrap by German firm Giganten Aus Stahl, which roughly translates as Giants of Steel. It's just one of a number of creations the studio offers to those with enough, um, "scrap" to buy the unique creations.

Other projects have varied to include full-scale replicas of famous movie characters – from Peter Fonda in full Easy Rider glory to Aliens and Predators – as well as animals, athletes, even pieces of furniture. Of course we were most interested in the cars, and in addition to the Gullwing we found similar replicas of a classic Porsche Spyder and pre-war Auto Union grand prix racer.

You can check 'em out in our trio of high-resolution image galleries, but if you like what you see, don't expect them to come cheap: the Gullwing fetches a princely €69,000 ($96k), while the Porsche and Auto Union are available for €39,000 ($54k) and €54,000 ($75k), respectively. Head over to and for more information.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now THAT'S art! What a beautiful car and amazing idea! Give this thing a proper photoshoot and it'll be a classic poster.
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's not a 300SL, that's a 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe.
      Devin Christiansen
      • 3 Years Ago
      I usually hate stuff like this but this looks awesome.
      Lookmoo Oh
      • 2 Years Ago
      Davey Hiltz
      • 5 Months Ago

      That's probably one of the coolest projects I've seen. How long did it take? I would do more scrap work myself like that if I had time. My job is quite demanding. 

      • 3 Years Ago
      hans moleman
      • 3 Years Ago
      even though this thing doesn't run, it is more of an art than anything a custom car builder is able to muster
      Perniagaan Logam
      • 1 Year Ago
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