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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Sportabteilung’ Gullwing To Be Auctioned

RM Sotheby’s will have a special item up for sale next month, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL ‘Sportabteilung’ Gullwing, as shown on a gtspirit.com report. This unique car is among the four units in the world designed for racing. It was able to place second at the Tour de France in 1955 with Sir Stirling Moss in the driver’s seat. The car was named ‘Sportabteilung’ since the competition department of Mercedes-Benz completed this 300 SL. Instead of using the lightweight alloy typically used on a standard car, it comes with a standard steel body to increase its strength against stress normally associated with competitive driving. The chassis number of particular… Continue Reading »

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Mille Miglia Accident Wrecks 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

A 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL met an accident during the legendary Mille Miglia of this year, according to a report from autoevolution.com. The Gullwing lost a good number of its original parts following an accident during the Italian vintage car race. The accident also involved a BMW 1 Series, which left the vintage Mercedes-Benz vehicle in virtually destroyed the Gullwing. The winding road along Viterbo was the site of the accident, which was close to Rome. The cause of the accident has yet to be determined. However, the damage marks found on the two vehicles give indications that at least one of the vehicles encroached on the lane of the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Of Depeche Mode Member On Sale

The Mercedes-Benz 300SL of a former member of the 80s electronic music band, Depeche Mode, has been put up for sale recently. Alan Wilder revealed the historical value of the car when he made it available in the market. He is selling the vehicle two years after a number of memorabilia of the English group were put up for sale by the musician. Wilder revealed through his official blog that the vehicle was purchased in 1991 when it initially became available in the market. He was on the waiting list for the car that was popular since it was considered cutting edge at that time. He reportedly took care of… Continue Reading »

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