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Mercedes-Benz gullwing crashes on the Mille Miglia

Published 19 May 2014

A Mercedes-Benz 300SL was involved in a serious crash during the 2014 Mille Miglia event. Both driver and passenger hurt, but not seriously, in the 300SL, which was also the case for the car it collided with, a BMW 1-Series.

The accident happened on Sunday morning in Tuscia, Italy and involved the black Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing which was participating in the Mille Miglia endurance race, which is now established as one of the greatest competitive driving events for classic cars that were entered in the original race, held between 1927 and '57.

The 300SL is said to have had a frontal collision with the BMW 1-Series, which was on its way to Rome - and the cause of the crash is as yet unknown at the moment. Two ambulances arrived at the scene of the crash and transported both drivers to the hospital - and injuries sustained are said to be not serious.

As for the 300SL - it's likely to be repaired and restored, given its value, and the full parts availability of these cars.


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