Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

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Recreated Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Set To Be Auctioned

The reputation of Mercedes-Benz as a premier luxury vehicle manufacturer was cemented by the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. An original 300 SLR can be considered priceless since only nine units of the vehicle were released into the market. However, only six currently exist and they are likely stored in temperature-controlled garages. For those interested in getting their hands on this iconic luxury vehicle made famous after Sir Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia, it is advisable to get a recreation rather than a replica. Recreations are typically built using original parts whenever possible through traditional building methods. A recreated 300 SLR was listed to be auctioned on… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Racer Available In The United Kingdom

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing is considered as the most iconic and sought-after model of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. However, only one other model can rival the SL Gullwing as the most desirable Mercedes-Benz model, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR racer replica. The SLR racer is the same one that allowed Sir Stirling Moss to win the Mille Miglia in 1955. It appears that a replica of the vehicle of Moss is available for sale in the United Kingdom, as shown on a report from The authenticity of the model remains uncertain, but it is nearly impossible to get the original since only six units are currently existing, and… Continue Reading »


Unbeaten: Sir Stirling Moss and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

Sir Stirling Moss reminisces the sweetest victory of his entire career at the 1955 Mille Miglia. Only 25 years old at that time, Sir Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson embarked on a journey that would later make its mark on the record books of the rare and prestigious endurance event in history. The two were in the now-famous Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W196S), which is a two-seat sports car inspired by the Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula One car. The car had the body number 722, indicating the time it started in Brescia, which was 7:22 a.m. Together, they finished the whole 992-mile ordeal in the Italian countryside in a span of only 10… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz is the Official Partner of Mille Miglia

The Mille Miglia, which means “Thousand Miles” in Italian, was prestigious open-road endurance race. It was held in Italy from 1927 to 1957. The race was stopped in 1957 after two fatal crashes that claimed the lives of drivers, co-driver and spectators. Then, it was resumed in 1958 to 1961, and in 1977 to commemorate its golden year. Another Mille Miglia event is being conducted again this year, which already started in May 15, and it will continue up to May 18. Mercedes-Benz is the official partner of the prestigious event. The Mille Miglia race took off at Brescia going to Padova. Next, the participants will travel down the eastern coast… Continue Reading »


Replica Of The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Available In The Market

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR is considered as among the winningest race car in the history of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut was responsible for the development of the 300 SLR, which is unfortunately associated with the most disastrous motorsport accident in history. The accident resulted to the death of eighty-three people in 1955. Around 120 people were also injured in the accident in Le Mans that compelled the company to give up on sponsoring motorsports events. The company only returned to sponsoring events in the 1980s. The disaster at Le Mans was not enough to stain the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR legend. The race car was able to… Continue Reading »


Thousand-Mile Mille Miglia And Mercedes-Benz

Classic car enthusiasts around the world look forward to the Mille Miglia, where Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR will be a part of the starting line this year. The relationship between Mille Miglia and Mercedes-Benz dates back to the time when Karl Kling used the 300 SL in the event in 1952 where he placed second. It marked the homecoming of the luxury vehicle manufacturer to international racing. Mercedes-Benz once again succeeded with Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson winning the 1955 staging of the event. They were able to complete the entire course within a little over ten hours. The Mille Miglia is now being promoted as an endurance test where drivers… Continue Reading »


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