Rarely you are in the right place at exactly the right time. This was my little moment, spotting a car that hadn’t been released yet, right in the heart of car-mecca London.
This is the Mercedes SLR Mclaren Stirling Moss, a very limited edition, only 75 vehicles will be built. The car uses a speedster styling that does not include roof or windscreen.
One of my goals this trip to London was to finally see the amazing Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren, a car that sadly is not road legal in Australia, so I was looking forward to seeing one. On the first day of my 4-day trip to London, still early in the morning I could see what looked like the SLR Mclaren waiting at the traffic lights. “SCORE!” was my initial though and was happy to see one so soon already.
Waiting for the lights to turn green, hoping I would be able to take some good shots of it. As soon as they turned green, I took my position, camera ready and I clicked away. While it drove past me I thought it looked a bit unusual…. that’s no normal SLR, it’s the STIRLING MOSS!
I never dreamt of seeing this car on the streets, let alone getting some photos of it. Definitely a very special spot to me.
Interesting fact: The SLR Stirling Moss was available only to current SLR owners.