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Unbeaten: Moss and the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

Submitted by on May 13, 2015


The 1955 Mille Miglia featured 992 miles (1597 km) of winding Italian roads. The epic road race was won by a 25 years old Sir Stirling Moss and co-driver Denis Jenkinson in just 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds at an incredible average speed 98.53 miles per hour (157.6 km/h).

That record, in the mighty Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, remains unbeaten.  Moss sums it best “Even today, I think it is still a pretty impressive credential.”

In this clip by Petrolicious, Moss tells recalls his heroics.

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