Mercedes had dominated motor racing pre and after WWII wherever they saw interest in participating. The tragic Le Mans saw factory withdraw from racing totally. In the late 60's something happened and Mercedes returned into the game with a most unusual contender big heavy weight w109 300SEL 6.3.
Half a million worth in scrap metal, gotta caught at them hipster fools.
Facel Vega Primus inter Pares
What do these people have in common?
Pablo Picasso, Ava Gardner, Christian Dior, Joan Collins, Ringo Starr, Max Factor Jr, Joan Fontaine, Stirling Moss, Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Fred Astaire, Danny Kaye, Louis Malle, François Truffaut, Robert Wagner, Anthony Quinn, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Sinatra
Mangusta was arguably the most beautiful Spaghetti hybrid, hell... it even ranker at the top of all mid engined exotica -as long as we're talking aesthetics. Dynamically it was hopelessly slow and couldn't handle much better than your neighbour's Corsair.
Those would have been Borrani RW 3924 front and RW 3925 rear. However, these wheel must not have been mounted during the fire as the rims certainly would have melt.
True IJ, they would be the first go, besides the car's missing its hubs at this point.
This was a genuine GT40 chassis #1070P. No race history but a street version.
Mercedes Anyone ?
Ich sammele seit fast 40 Jahren alte Mercedes und auch andere Europäische Fahrzeuge.
Ab 2020 sollen viele dieser Wagen wieder nach Deutschland kommen, komplett, fahrbereit, restauriert oder in Teilen, je nach Nachfrage und Bedarf.
In the 70's they thought a muscle car running through the seemingly endless planes of mid west was enough to make up a movie...they were wrong, but back the every one was too stoned to know any better.
Lin Ottinger from Moab Utah was a brave individual that sported a flock of 23 21 Window VW Sambas around Moab Canyons to take brave and eager tourists around Canyonland in Utah US Photos courtesy of Ottinger museum.