Here’s Your Chance To Rent A Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

December 15th, 2023 by


Mercedes-Benz is offering customers the chance to race in the annual Mille Miglia using a classic Mercedes 300 SL. Established in Italy in 1927, the Mille Miglia is an endurance race in which participants travel 1000 miles to Rome and back. The endurance race has stood the test of time and now serves as a tradition that brings vintage cars together for a spectacular journey from Brescia to Rome. In honor of the traditional race, the Mercedes-Benz Classic division will rent out a 300 SL for the 5-day rally event. We’ll take a closer look at this classic coupe and see what consumers can expect from Mercedes’ invitation. 

A Chance To Race A Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Mercedes-Benz is offering customers a chance to race in the Mille Miglia using its classic 300 SL gullwing coupe. An annual race hosted in Italy, the Mille Miglia serves as a traditional race where classic cars created between 1927 and 1957 compete. The event started in 1927 and has persisted (stopping only for WWII) until today. In 1977, the thousand-mile race was reinvented continuing the tradition. Today, many classic cars like the 300 SL coupe can be seen racing throughout Italy, starting in Brescia and then traveling to Rome and back. While the race is open to all, gaining entry can prove difficult without a classic car produced before 1957. Thankfully, Mercedes has would-be participants covered.

Mercedes-Benz Classic division will rent customers a 300 SL to compete in the five-day Mille Miglia. Requirements include being between the ages of 25 and 80 and having a valid international driver’s license. Contestants will also have to complete a Mercedes-Benz Classic road test. The offer is wrapped in a package that totals $163,000. Unfortunately, there will only be three packages available. A raffle will be held to determine the winners. The package will also include a professional co-driver to help navigate the race.

Owners of the classic Mercedes-Benz 300 SL coupe wishing to enter the race can reach out to Mercedes. The automaker is offering a technical support package for $16,300 that equips the coupe with the necessary modifications to compete in the race. Registration for Mercedes’ raffle opens on January 18th, 2024. The actual Mille Miglia will take place on June 11th, 2024. Only cars that took part in the race between 1927 and 1957 will be allowed to compete so the event is sure to offer a look at vintage greats. 

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