Friday, 7 October 2011


The Mercedes 300 SEL 6.8 AMG is a brutal, scary thing. Driven in the 1971 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps, SEL no.35's entry was AMG's first competitive outing, and finishing in second place certainly turned a few heads. In fact, turning heads is something this pillar-box red Goliath has been doing for the past four decades.

The driver in that historic race was Hans Heyer, and it is he who you see proudly standing beside it here. The other chap? That's his son, Kenneth. And as you've probably spotted, Kenneth's SLS AMG is liveried in honour of his father's old steer. His aim for the car? 'To achieve second place, or better...'
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