Okay, we laughed a little when Japanese fashion designer Nigo painted camouflage on a Rolls-Royce Phantom; we were a little offended when he turned one of the very rare Bugatti Veyrons into king of the pink jungle; but his latest fashion mistake has us positively enraged.
Proving that money can’t buy brains or class, Nigo ruined a classic Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing. The atrocity starts with the signature camo paint from his clothing label, but that’s not all. Bad paint can be undone easily, but what will be much harder to atone for will be the removal of the original 3.0-liter inline six engine. Sure the new 6.0-liter AMG V8 engine may be more powerful, but God doesn’t like it when someone messes with perfection.
There are plenty of other “upgrades” including new interior bits and AMG wheels, but we’ll stop listing them because we hate to see enthusiasts cry.
Nigo isn’t the only one to blame. This former classic was built by AMG.