Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC rally car.

  • Legend 7: Mercedes-Benz 500 SLC rally car

  • 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