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Mercedes 300SL Gullwing head on crash

The pain I am feeling to see this is beyond explanation.



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The accident happened yesterday morning in Tuscia, Italy and involved a black Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing which was participating in this year's reenactment of the open-road Mille Miglia endurance race (1927-1957). The classic 300SL frontally collided with a BMW 1-Series that was heading to Rome, but the cause of the crash is still unknown at the moment.

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Ouch….very painful, both emotionally and financially!!!


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I hope the driver is OK, but I'm afraid this beautiful SL is beyond repair (so sad to see such a nice car end up like this!!!)
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That looks soo sad (


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....and the value of those remaining goes up!


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....and the value of those remaining goes up!
very true.
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That SL will be restored… It is a million dollar car - and it will take far less than that to fix it. It is a shame nonetheless.

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