Mercedes-Benz has introduced its SL Special Edition “Mille Miglia 417” – created to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the 300 SL’s unexpected victory at the 1955 “Mille Miglia”.
Based on the SL 500 Roadster, the special edition gets its name from the SL that started the famous “Mille Miglia” in 1955 with race number 417 at 4:17am. It was driven by American private driver, John Fitch with assistance from his co-driver, Kurt Gessl and crossed the finish line in fifth place of the overall standings and winner of the production sports cars.
The special edition comes standard with a magnetite black metallic paint finish and incorporates red colour in the front lip and trim strip on the rear matte carbon spoiler, while the 19-inch front and 20-inch rear black AMG Performance wheels hide red brake calipers.
Mercedes-Benz has also upgraded the interior with AMG Line seats as well as the black centre console with contrasting inlays and red edging. The leather headrests sport an embossed carbon structure and an embroidered “SL Mille Miglia” label. Red edging also outlines the black door centre panels with red armrests. The steering wheel is wrapped in red and black nappa leather with sporty embossed carbon structure. The trim elements have a matte carbon finish. The black floor mats with red edging sport an embroidered “1000 Miglia” label.
The SL Special Edition “Mille Miglia 417” is available as an SL 400 and as an SL 500 model and adds $15,900 RRP to the price of the standard models.
The Special Edition is now available to order.