Jose Altoveros / Mercedes-Benz | July 16, 2018 11:38
Magnus Walker takes on Silvretta Rally in a classic Mercedes-Benz Gullwing
Magnus Walker, also known as the Urban Outlaw, is popularly known for his collection and love for all things Porsche. That said, one of the last things you would see the Urban Outlaw driving would be anything else but a Porsche. However, at this year's Silvretta Classic Rally, Walker decided to take part in the event with a car from a different Stuttgart automaker.
Rather than driving to the event in one of his personal Porsche 911s as he normally would, Magnus Walker decided to the take on the 2018 Silvretta Classic Rally in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. More popularly known as the 'Gullwing', Walker was able to drive the iconic Mercedes in Austria courtesy of Daimler themselves. Furthermore, he ran the event during his 51st birthday making his participation at the event even more special.
Apart from having a 300SL on loan, it was also the first time Magnus Walker would be taking on the roads of Austria. Furthermore, he also got to the drive the Gullwing in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. His companion for the trip would be his girlfriend, Hannah Elliott.
The 300 SL is possibly one of the most, if not the most iconic vehicle to be ever produced by Mercedes-Benz. Introduced back in the 1950's, it became popular for its unique Gullwing doors combined with a glorious racing history. This had made it a very well sought after vehicle all-over the world today, with prices reaching millions of US dollars. In fact, Mercedes-Benz Classic Center focuses on the restoration of these vehicles and can reproduce parts needed to restore this iconic three-pointed star.