Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC rally car.

In December 1980, Björn Waldegaard and Hans Thorszelius drove this Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC Rally to victory in the exacting 3,315-mile-long Bandama Rally in the Ivory Coast. Their team-mates Jorge Recalde and Nestor Straimel came home in second place. The 1-2 victory signalled Mercedes-Benz’s withdrawal from rally sport.

  • Cylinders V8
  • Displacement 304 cu in
  • Output 224 kW
  • at engine speed 5550/min
  • Top speed 143 mph