“722” Mercedes 300 SLR

Excellent story by John Brooks at Driving Line on the iconic Mercedes 300 SLR and, in particular, the car that won the 1955 Mille Miglia in the hands of Stirling Moss and navigator Denis Jenkinson.   The car was displayed at this year’s Techno Classica in Essen, Germany.  The “722” nomenclature comes from the departure time for the car at 7:22am.  As they say, read the whole thing.

The car enjoys a privileged place in the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart.  Perhaps not fine photography, but the photos below from a November 2008 visit to the museum shows 722 nestled among many other iconic cars from Mercedes motorsport history.

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