1955 Mille Miglia Mercedes-Benz 300SLR

1955 Mille Miglia Mercedes-Benz 300SLR

One of Stirling's greatest ever victories took place in the 1955 Mille Miglia, when he drove at a record breaking pace of just under 100mph for the 1,000 mile race, with his navigator Denis Jenkinson, 'Jenks' to his friends, playing an essential role in guiding Stirling through the Italian roads using a then revolutionary system of navigation notes contained on a roller-map.

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