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New Home for Classic Crowd Pleaser

New Home for Classic Crowd Pleaser  
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on 09/05/2006

Source: Mercedes-Benz

The first thoroughbred sports car to be developed by Daimler-Benz in the 1950s has found a new home at Mercedes-Benz World, the new multi-million pound brand experience centre being developed at the historic Brooklands racing circuit in Weybridge, Surrey. A classic 1955 300SL “Gullwing” Coupé, purchased recently by DaimlerChrysler has already proved itself as a real crowd puller at this year’s Motor Show, attracting hundreds of fans onto the Mercedes Car Group stand. The Gullwing will move to Mercedes-Benz World in time for its opening in October where it will be on permanent display alongside a stunning array of vehicles including a replica of the world’s first car, the Benz Patent Motor Wagen (1886); a 170 SD (1953) and the stunning modern classic, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren. Only 1,400 Gullwings were built in the fifties, quickly becoming an icon, and motor sport classic in the hands of heroic drivers like British legend Sir Stirling Moss.



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