Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL AMG (24 Hour Nurburgring 1972)

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL AMG (24 Hour Nurburgring 1972) in Red (1:18 scale)
- The number 1 car driven by Heyer & Betzler. AMG was founded back in 1967 by Hans Werner Aufrecht (A) & his partner Eberhard Melcher (M), whilst Aufrecht"s birthplace of Gro├časpach (G) supplied the third letter in the company name. They officially described themselves as >engineering, construction & testing specialists in the development of racing engines>. The firm was based in an old mill in Burgstall near Affalterbach. In its early years, AMG concentrated on building racing cars based on the Mercedes-Benz 300 SE & competing in European touring car races. & the company didn"t have to wait long to taste success, their first real breakthrough arriving in 1971. The AMG team debuted with a Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 at the S├╝dwestpokal Race held on the Hockenheimring on July 4, 1971. The car was driven by Helmut Kelleners (result unknown). Unfortunately, the car was severely damaged in a testing accident after the Hockenheim race. But, it was painstakingly taken apart & reassembled for the next event. AMG"s modified Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.8 took a surprise class victory in the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, finishing in second place overall. Sharing the driving duties in the racing saloon that day was the partnership of Hans Heyer & Clemens Schickentanz. In September, Heyer & Schickentanz partnered once more for the 24h Paul Ricard, & endurance race held over 2x 6 hours. They did not finish due to a faulty differential. A change in regulations meant that the 300 SEL 6.8 became obsolete for international touring car races by the end of 1971.
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Hour - A measurement of time, 60 minutes is equal to one hour
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Red - One of the three primary colours
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