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Car Weathervane – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster – Silhouette

Mercedes 300 SL Roadster Silhouette Weather Vane


This silhouette (single sheet) 1957 300 SL Mercedes Roadster was commissioned as a seventh wedding anniversary gift (the copper anniversary) for the husband; a car enthusiast and collector. This wife had been inspired to order a weathervane after discovering the fully 3-D Mercedes weathervane on our website. We were able to modify the original design and make this silhouette version to her specifications.

She selected optional nickel-silver for the wheels and optional gold leafing for the trim work and bumpers. As the copper darkens with age these accents will stand out in vivid contrast. Because each of our weathervanes is handcrafted to individual order, our customers can specify what combination of metals and leaf we use when we make their weathervane.

Silhouette vanes range from basic to highly detailed. They can also include a horizontal tube below the wheels to represent the ground or we can add a half arrow tip and fletching (see our Porsche Carrera weathervane for an example), to indicate wind direction.

We are often able to reduce the design fee for some of our more mechanical weathervane commissions if detailed schematic drawings are available. Also helpful for personalizing are detailed photos of the actual vehicle including insignia, detailing, interiors, etc. If actual scaled down models are available, we often find them helpful guides during the construction process.