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1954 300 SLR by Clemar Bucci, Argentine GP driver
- One of only three cars
- Wonderful provenance
- Sister car in the Bucci Museum
A contemporary of Fangio and winner of the 1947 Argentine Championship Clemar Bucci (1920-2011) was a renowned GP driver in his day and the first Argentine driver to compete in Grand Prix World Championships. His best result was third in San Remo with a Maserati, behind Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi.
When he retired from racing he set up his own Scuderia Bucci and in later life became better known as a race car designer. He is also known to have built a small number of high quality recreations, including this superb 300 SLR.
One of only three cars built by Bucci (1920-2011), Mercedes granted him full access to copy the original in the Stuttgart museum. It is believed that Mercedes acquired the first car; our client’s car is No. 2, and the third car is in the Bucci Museum, where it can still be seen today. The cars were built in 2001.
Please go to the following link to see the car in situ at the Museo Bucci in Buenos Aires:
The aluminium body is indistinguishable from the original, while the mechanical components are period, taken from a Mercedes 300S. The engine is 6-cylinder but the engine bay is ‘dressed’ to look as close to the original as possible. The car is registered as a 1954 Mercedes Benz, and is on an Argentine title, although it is in Europe with duties paid. The current owner has owned the car for the past 10 years.
This is a rare car with great provenance, and has a direct link back to the cars and drivers of the 1950s. it is in superb condition and offers an unrepeatable opportunity.