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.
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.
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.
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!”