Sir Stirling Moss and this Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Remain Unbeaten

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The Holy Grail for any car collector and the most valuable car in the worldFew triumphs have inspired drivers like Sir Stirling Moss’ victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia.

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Then just 25 years old, driver Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson roared through 992 miles of Italian countryside in just 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds. Average speed? 98.53 miles per hour.

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Called SLR for Sport Leicht-Rennen “Sport Light-Racing” in English the 300 SLR was the world’s most advanced race car of its time.

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Direct fuel-injected straight-8 engine, roughly 310 horsepower, and a top speed of around 180 mph – 290 km/h.

“The 722 is a really strong car…” said Moss. “The fact the car’s really old doesn’t matter—that car, the way it is now, I reckon we’d beat any other cars, anyway!”

SOURCEPetrolicious
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