Special edition SLs mark 60 years since a Mercedes win at the infamous Mille Miglia.[Not a valid template]
2015 marks 60 years since Mercedes-Benz scored a remarkable victory at the 1955 Mille Miglia – one of the world’s toughest motor races. And to celebrate, it’s released a special edition SL Roadster – the SL Mille Miglia 417.
The Mille Miglia was a flat out road race over 1597km of public roads through Italy. In 1955, Mercedes won its class in the event with a 300 SL, marked with its entry number, 417. The driver was American racer John Fitch, and alongside him was his co-driver Kurt Gessl, and after 11 hours, 29 minutes and 21 seconds they finished in fifth place overall and top of the production sports car class. 300SLs also finished second and third in class as well.
The SL Special Edition Mille Miglia 417 is available in either SL400 or SL500 spec, and has the race number 417 integrated into its badges, as well as red exterior highlights – on the lip of the front spoiler, on the rear spoiler and on the brake callipers, as well as on the black AMG wheels. The standard paint colour is black metallic, although there are optional black or white mate finishes, and a gloss white hue as well.
Inside, the headrests have an embroidered SL Mille Miglia label and more red highlights, and the floor mats feature a ‘1000 Miglia’ logo.
The SL Special Edition Mille Miglia 417 goes on sale from April 7, with a premium over the standard SL range starting at $16,750.