You’ve never seen a car like this—and that’s no exaggeration. Mercedes-Benz only produced 400 examples of this “Mille Miglia 417” special edition SL550 for the 2016 model year, and the specimen at Carlton Motorcars is the only one in South Carolina. The hardtop convertible pays homage to the 300SL that placed fifth overall at the 1955 Mille Miglia, a thousand-mile endurance race that took place in Italy between 1927 and 1957. However, the “Mille Miglia 417” looks nothing like its iconic, gull-winged predecessor. Clad in matte black paint, carbon ber, and red accents, the special edition SL550 is all muscular creases wrapped around a low, aggressive stance. Instead of the 300SL’s curvaceous elegance, this modern homage looks brutally, brazenly fast—and the 4.7L V8 twin-turbo engine does its part to make appearances reality.
Red nappa leather accents on the seats and steering wheel, as well as red piping and contrast stitching, allude to the SL’s sporting heritage.
The SL550’s 4.7L V8 engine produces 449 HP and 516 lb-ft of torque.
2446 Laurens Rd, Greenville.
(864) 213-8000, carltonmotorcars.com
The SL550 “Mille Miglia 417” is available for $120,875.