Mercedes-Benz 300 SL art print


starting at: $ 28

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing art print by Nicolas Cancelier.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.



Like many great cars, the roots of this one lie in motor sports. After the end of WWII, Mercedes came back to competitions on a tight budget by utilizing the existing 300 engine. It was mated with tubular steel frame covered with an aluminum body. Because of the tubular steel frame chassis, the car required different doors. This is how the Gullwing was born. Like W194 endurance sports car, which finished 1-2 in 1952 Le Mans competition and later experienced road going transformation. This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL art is dedicated to this very vehicle.


This Mercedes-Benz 300 SL art is dedicated to one of the most spectacular cars ever made

After W194 retirement as a race car inevitably happened, Max Hoffman visited Stuttgart. The importer of high-end European cars in the USA insisted that Mercedes-Benz needs luxury sports car tailor made for the American market. He led the board to approval of such project and the 300 SL was born. Keeping the racing pedigree and delivering even some more. The 3-liter straight-6 engine featured Bosch direct-mechanical fuel injection responsible for more efficient combustion and higher power. The engine was capable of 220 hp, enough for a max speed of 250 km/h, depending on final drive ratio. In mid-50`s this was strikingly fast.

The unique injection was chain driven and this caused fuel leakage in the oil pan due to excess amount of gasoline in cylinders after the engine was switched off. That is why 300 SL experts strongly recommend oil change to be performed at every 1000 miles. 300 SL retained the fixed windows from the racing W194 which combined with the absence of air-conditioning forced open door driving. Quite spectacular, isn’t it?

Now you can make yours this beautiful piece of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL art created by Nicolas Cancelier and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.



Nicolas Cancelier is born in a family of artistic parents and when he was young, one of his neighbors, a mechanic, brought him to races at Spa and Nurburgring circuits. He naturally transferred the racing passion onto paper and canvas. His favorite motorsport periods are the 50s, 60s and 70s. Nicolas is using various mediums for his artworks including oil, water-color, pastels and pencil.


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Additional information


Large – 43.3 x 19.5 inches | 110 x 49,5 cm, Medium – 33.5 x 14.7 inches | 85 x 37,5 cm, Mini – 17.7 x 8.1 inches | 45 x 20,5 cm, Small – 23.6 x 10.3 inches | 60 x 26,3 cm, X-Large – 59.1 x 26.4 inches | 150 x 67 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Nicolas Cancelier
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