Video: Petrolicious highlights the beauty of form following function with a Mercedes 280SL and a house

Petrolicious loves to go ham with its videos of classic cars and their owners’ stories.

With this latest installment, the outlet highlights the beauty of the virtue of form following function, with a creatively designed house that also has a function, and a car made from a company who helped pioneer this very virtue in the automobile industry: Mercedes-Benz.

Old Mercedes-Benz’s were primarily designed to be functional. For instance, their unique exterior shapes were designed solely for aerodynamics and safety as they pioneered features such as crumple and deformation zones for collisions. Another signature highlight of older model Mercedes-Benzes was their rippled taillights and turn signals–they were designed that way not just for looks, but because the rippled design mitigated the build-up of dirt or snow that would inhibit their luminescence.

All in all, form following function also highlights attention to detail. And this W113 280SL being highlighted in the feature car represents this epitome with Mercedes-Benz at their prime.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Complete Sheet metal panel rust repair restoration kit for mercedes W113 113 picture
Complete Sheet metal panel rust repair restoration kit for mercedes W113 113
Vintage Mercedes 230SL-280SL W113 220SE-280SE W111 HEPCO Luggage Set  picture
Vintage Mercedes 230SL-280SL W113 220SE-280SE W111 HEPCO Luggage Set
Mercedes w111 220se Coupe european version with 280sl engine and transmission  picture
Mercedes w111 220se Coupe european version with 280sl engine and transmission
1971 MERCEDES 280 SL SOFT TOP FRAME WITH FACTORY STAMPED SERIAL NUMBER picture
1971 MERCEDES 280 SL SOFT TOP FRAME WITH FACTORY STAMPED SERIAL NUMBER
1965-1971 MERCEDES 230SL 280SL DRIVER SIDE DOOR GREAT CONDITION NO RUST W113 picture
1965-1971 MERCEDES 230SL 280SL DRIVER SIDE DOOR GREAT CONDITION NO RUST W113


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