Sir Stirling Moss’ 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL For Sale

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By Rob Harvey

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A very special 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL is going to auction at H&H’s Duxford Sale. Originally ordered by Sir Stirling Moss OBE, the car will be auctioned on 19th June, with an estimated price of £10,000 – £12,000.

Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic with Grey leather upholstery, this R129-model SL car highlights the powerful connection between Sir Stirling Moss and Mercedes-Benz – a nod to his victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia, driving a Mercedes-Benz 300SLR.

The 500SL was specially ordered to meet Sir Stirling’s specifications. He collected it from Bremen, Germany, following its pre-delivery inspection on 24th July 1992. The car was then UK-registered with the famous ‘7 SM’ registration plate in August that same year.

In 1996, after four years and 25,602 miles, the car was sold via Graypaul Ferrari. The current vendor, the car’s fourth owner, acquired it in February 2006. During this period, significant maintenance was undertaken, including an overhaul of the cylinder heads.

The car presents well both externally and internally, with a mileage of 89,900. The service history is comprehensive, featuring 12 main dealer and three specialist service stamps. Additionally, a letter confirming Moss’s ownership for four years is included. The car also comes with the original owner’s wallet, handbook, and service book.

“Sir Stirling Moss has often been described as the greatest Formula One driver never to have won a world championship, so we’re honoured to offer one of his personal cars,” comments James McWilliam, senior specialist, H&H Classics. “Any car with a connection to the racing great is sure to fire up widespread interest, and this 500SL is certainly expected to do that.”

“As well as being a fantastic motor car in its own right, the car’s provenance is indisputable thanks to an ownership confirmation letter and a good history file which confirms careful ownership over the years,” adds McWilliam. “This fantastic combination means that we do expect significant interest in this wonderful piece of Sir Stirling history.”

Potential buyers have the opportunity to get a closer look at the vehicle at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, from midday on Tuesday 18th June. Bidding in the auction, taking place the following day, can be done in person, online, or on the phone.

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