If there is one Mercedes-Benz model more iconic and more desirable than the 300 SL Gullwing, it’s the 300 SLR racer, the car that made Sir Stirling Moss who he is, earning him a swift Mille Miglia victory in 1955. Now you can own a piece of that history as a Mercedes 300 SLR replica is offered for sale in the UK.
Granted, it’s a fake. But you can’t have the original, seeing as there is only six left and they are virtually priceless. This Mercedes 300 SLR replica is built to the exact dimensions of the original car and boasts top quality parts throughout. And the best part is you can have it for between €320,000 and €360,000, depending on how the offers go.
Hand-built by Proteus Sports & Racing Cars over a period of two years, the unique SLR replica features an aluminum body made by Clive Smart of Shapecraft, hand-made interior and hand painted dials and instruments. The powertrain is less glamorous, as the car gets a Mercedes 280E engine mated to a four speed manual gearbox. But hey, at least it will work all the time.
Mercedes 300 SLR replica is offered for sale with UK registration number “300 LFX” but “722 SLR” is also available at extra cost.