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50 Years - AMG Mercedes at Spa

Started by Grant V, 23 July 2021, 11:03 AM

Grant V

This weekend, exactly 50 years ago, a little known tuning company called AMG, triumphed at the Spa Francorchamps 24-Hours race on 24/25 July 1971. The AMG-entered Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 won its class outright and finished 2nd overall behind a factory entered Ford Capri, catapulting AMG as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company and changing it's fortunes forever.
Read more about this race and the car here:

https://www.rotesau.co.za/24-hours-spa-francorchamps-24-july
"You've bought another bloody car?!? We should have you committed!" he shrieked, storming out of the room