1982 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Trans Am racing car!

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1982 Mercedes Benz SL Class Trans Am racing vehicle 3 1982 Mercedes Benz SL Class Trans Am racing vehicle!

The SCCA Trans Am Series has long since achieved cult status. And vehicles like this one Mercedes-Benz 450 SL from 1982 show why that is so. And this same vehicle can soon be on an upcoming Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Florida, January 6-16, 2022. The racing car is that R107 SL modeled after, but, like all Trans Am cars from back then, was built from the ground up for racing. That is why there is a specially made one under the cover Tubular frame chassis and the SL dress is one GRP body with large front and rear spoiler.

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Trans Am racing vehicle

The speedster is powered by one 5,0 liter V8 with two Holley carburetorswho, however, on 4,5 liters reduced to meet the Trans-Am regulations of the time. Incidentally, the vehicle belonged to and was owned by Neil DeAtley, who was a Mercedes dealer in Lewiston, Idaho Loren St Lawrence driven and from Michelob Beer Sponsored. In the auction offer, the vehicle is described as the first Mercedes in a professional racing series since 1955, since Mercedes withdrew after the worst accident in motorsport ever, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

1982 Mercedes Benz SL Class Trans Am racing vehicle 10 1982 Mercedes Benz SL Class Trans Am racing vehicle!

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