Sir Stirling Moss and His Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Race Car are Survivors
Sir Stirling Moss knows first-hand how much more perilous auto racing used to be. He competed in the Mille Miglia race back in 1955 behind the wheel of the open-top Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.
If the 600 Grosser limousine is the “Most Mercedes” Mercedes, what would be its runner-up? It would be this: the 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe (W196).
It’s fitting that the man in the clip below is called Shmee. That’s probably the sound he made when he first put the hammer down in the Gemballa-modified Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. The legendary tuner of Porsches tweaked the hypercar’s ECU, bumping the 5.4-liter supercharged V8’s output up to 666 horsepower. Of course, it also customized […] More »
It’s true that you learn something new everyday. I just discovered that I was misinformed about commercials. How silly of me to think that television ads are typically for products that are necessary and/or affordable to the vast majority of consumers. This mid-2000s spot from Mercedes-Benz for the SLR McLaren taught me it’s worth alerting […] More »
The 2010 Mercedes Benz SLR Stirling Moss? Well, you can’t buy one unless you already own one of the other SLR models, even if you have a spare $1,000,000 burning a hole in your pocket. The SLR Stirling Moss is the last in a line of big, mega-performance Mercedes SLR sports cars developed with the […] More »