Watch a Mercedes 500 SLC by Vaeth Gracefully Tear up a Hillclimb

 We don't always see a classic and rather rare Mercedes getting put through the paces in an organized motorsport event, such as a pretty demanding hill climb, but, when we do, we make sure we share our find with our readers.
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Although a 500 SLC, even after getting most of its V8 engine bits tickled by Vaeth, is not quite the snappiest little car you would normally use for a hill climb race, even the not-exactly-hardcore Bergrenne Hillclimb Reitnau in Germany, our protagonist looks almost as home on those hairpins.

Sure, we're talking about a 500 SLC, which weighs almost two metric tons and is almost as large as a modern E-Class, but with around 300 horsepower on tap from the big V8, it doesn't feel short of breath.

In fact, it even looks (and especially sounds) as if its taking a casual Sunday stroll on a mountain road in the summer, not being put through a time-attack competition against the other cars that are usually found at these types of races (read: usually turbocharged rear or all wheel drive beasts with ginormous rear wings a full-on rollcage).

The Mercedes 500 SLC by Vaeth has nothing in common with these cars, but that doesn't mean it couldn't give them a run for their money, even on a snake-like mountain road.

Video via PrivatKnipser
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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