12 Jul 2014, The Mercedes-Benz Auction
the Mercedes-Benz 300SL 'Gullwing' Coupe used by Sir Stirling Moss and his factory team navigator, Motor Sport magazine journalist and former World Champion Motorcycle Sidecar racing passenger, Denis Jenkinson, during course reconnaissance preceding their victory in the 1955 1,000-mile Mille Miglia round-Italy road race - one of the most illustrious and legendary drives in all motor sporting history, which will be offered for sale at its inaugural Mercedes-Benz Sale on 12 July 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
If you are not familiar with the 1955 Mille Miglia, stop right there! ;)
Read this first:
I think this may be the single greatest piece of automotive journalism I have ever read. Denis Jenkinson rocks! Baurspotting loves Sir Stirling anyway (see previous Stirling Moss posts in Baurspotting), but this story just had me on the edge of my seat.... brilliant!
(Yes, I have read and loved David E. Davis Jr's famous "Turn Your Hymnals to 2002", about the BMW 2002. That is Number Two on my list. http://baurspotting.blogspot.com/2012/04/1968-bmw-2002-turn-your-hymnals-to.html ) ----Editor
Sir Stirling Moss with Jay Leno in the original '722' 300SLR that won the 1955 Mille Miglia, with Moss driving and Denis Jenkinson as navigator.