Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz 220SE Carrera Panamericana Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch

Mercedes-Benz W111 220SE | Carrera Panamericana

Flag World greyscaleMercedes-Benz W111 220SE | Carrera Panamericana

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Frankenstein would be proud   |   Not suitable for purists

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Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 Dragster | Photoshop Chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 | Dragster

Mercedes-Benz W109 300 SEL 6.3 | Dragster

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chops   |   Dragster Conversion

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Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC with Custom Top Chop

Flag GermanyMercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC with Custom Top Chop

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Classic Outlaw


When I found the original picture of this Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC parked in front of the Nice Matin building, I fell in love with it immediately. The color hues and saturation just scream late 70’s / early 80’s! The picture was immediately saved to the ever growing to-do folder… and gathered virtual dust for a couple of years. Every once in a while, I opened it and pondered the question how I wanted to modify it. Shooting break? Delivery van? In the end, I went for a classic custom top chop, along with a more contemporary set of larger diameter wheels and lower profile tires. Sometimes small changes go a long way in totally changing a vehicles appearance.

Mercedes-Benz C107 450 SLC Top Chop Nice Matin | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

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Mercedes-Benz C126 560 SEC AMG | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2019)

Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG Widebody with Overfenders (C126)

Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC AMG Widebody with Overfenders (C126)

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Overfenders galore!


A good friend of mine recently complained that most of my photoshop chops are side-view only. That is true, because I have more ideas than time and 3/4 view pictures need a lot more time to finish properly than the simpler side-view pictures.

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Station Service Le Rousset France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Lost Places | Station Service Le Rousset

Flag FranceStation Service Le Rousset

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


When was the last time you found something not only totally unexpected, but also thought to be extinct by now? Trundling along the Route Départementale D27 at a leisurely pace on a hot day with no cloud in sight, we had a moment just like that, when we found the cutest rural petrol station and workshop. The icing on the cake most definitely was the color-matched Renault R5, which made the scene even more unreal.

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Rust in Peace Germans in France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2010)

Rust in Peace | German Cars in France

Flag FranceGerman Cars in France

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


If you have read the story about the star on a reasonably priced car, you already know how I found a field full of faded treasures in rural southern France. You might also have spotted a blue BMW E28 5-Series in the background. This one seemed to be in good shape. Gotta love those yellow fog lights ?

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Rust in Peace | Mercedes-Benz W108

Flag FranceMercedes-Benz W108

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


Once upon a time…
This is how most fairy tales begin. This is no fairy tale, though.

Once upon a time we traveled through France and my friend asked me whether or not I had seen the classic car behind a bush we just passed. I thought she wanted to fool me and kept driving all the way to… the next roundabout. This is what they have been invented for anyways. Turning around and driving back, all the way thinking about this (possibly nice) opportunity for a Drive-by Snapshot. Finding the bespoke classic car behind the bush was great – but discovering a whole field with literally dozens of classics, left me speechless.

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Mercedes-Benz W123 Coupe with Constructam Caravan | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Mercedes-Benz C123 | A Comet coupled to a Coupé

Flag FranceMercedes-Benz C123 | A Comet coupled to a Coupé

Surfing makes hungry and supplies don’t last forever. Coming back from shopping groceries at the local supermarket in Lit-et-Mixe, we found this period-perfect car and trailer combination: A shiny blue Mercedes-Benz W123 Coupé with a Constructam Comet 6T caravan in tow.

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Station du Haut Limousin France | Drive-by Snapshots by Sebastian Motsch (2009)

Lost places | Station du Haut-Limousin

Flag FranceStation du Haut-Limousin

Lost Places   |   Rust in Peace


In 2009 we found an abandoned service station, somewhere in the Haut-Limousin region of France. I quite like the old fashioned architectural approach and design. The service station and garage must have been very busy, at a time long gone and almost forgotten. Inside, it was completely empty. Thoughts of buying it bugged me and I couldn’t forget it for a long time. In 2013, I drove past it again – and didn’t even bother to stop and take a picture. It had been converted into a mattress store. Painted in awful colors, with ugly billboards and cheap advertising – destroying the vintage character of the building completely. It was really sad, to see it in such an unattractive condition. 🙁

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Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart | automotive photography by Sebastian Motsch

Mercedes-Benz Museum Stuttgart | 2009

The Mercedes-Benz museum is a masterpiece. Not only by architectural measures, but also in the way the vehicles are displayed. From the very first automobile to the latest cars and trucks. Almost everything from the rich and diverse Mercedes-Benz history is there. They feature real vehicles, scale models and various bits and pieces from the individual eras.

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Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break Conversion | photoshop chop by Sebastian Motsch (2008)

Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break

Mercedes-Benz R129 SL500 Shooting Break

Automotive Art   |   Photoshop Chop   |   Shooting Brake Conversion

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