Arosa Classic Hill Climb

When you think of a Mercedes-Benz 300SL...

you might picture it on an auction house stage, screens in the background filled with dollar signs, plush velvety curtains and spectacular display lighting. Those settings make us forget these cars were engineered to tear up roads with total disregard. And with these cars being so valuable and collectible it’s getting rarer and rarer that you’d get the opportunity to see one, untamed and in the wild.

We previously featured the Arosa Classic in the World Tour, but this video really shows the event more clearly...from the driver's seat of a 1955 Mercedes 300 Gullwing worth over $1,000,000.00. 

Don't blink, or you may miss the parts where driver Daniel Muller almost looses it. If you're wondering what it might have looked like if he did, here's a photo from the Mile Migla that will bring a tear to your eye.
What is the Arosa Classic?

The race track is a windy 7.8km (4.8 miles) road from Langwies to Arosa, including 76 turns and an altitude difference of 422 meters (1,300 feet). It is the only track in Switzerland with a downhill stretch of 1.2km (.75 miles). Vehicles built between 1.1.1905 and 31.12.1985 or approved cars from 1990 for the period IC (Group C and IMSA, 1982 - 1990) are allowed to register.

View another great video about the MB 300 Gullwing here.