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THE XXII MILLE MIGLIA MERCEDES-BENZ 300SLR

Sir Stirling Moss OBE is arguably the greatest all-round racing driver of all time and a true icon of the motor racing world. Known during his career as ‘Mr Motor Racing’ he became a professional driver in 1948, at the age of 18, racing a Cooper 500. His early career was meteoric, with works drives for both Jaguar and HWM.

 

1955 was a seminal year; he was signed by Mercedes-Benz, the famed "Silver Arrows", to partner the legendary World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio. That year saw Stirling shadow the great Argentine in most Grands Prix, famously beating him to win the British Grand Prix at Aintree racing the Mercedes-Benz W196 Monoposto. In that same year, he also won the epic 1,000 mile Mille Miglia road race, the Targa Florio and the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod, all in the same Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

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