1955 Mercedes SLS 300 "Porter Special"
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  • 1955 Mercedes SLS 300 "Porter Special"

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  • Goodwood 73rd Members Meeting

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  • Panning shot of the "Porter Special" Mercedes prior to it running into the back of the Lister Jaguar after the chicane at the pit entrance during the 73MM

    This Mercedes 300 SLS (the second 'S' supposedly standing for Scrap) "Porter Special" was built by Californian Chuck Porter from the shell of a 300 SL that was destroyed by fire. Using the Gullwing as a base, the car was made to look a little like the silver arrows and competed in the mid 50's, powered by v8's from Buick and Chevy.