Tom Gidden ©2020, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

At a time when the price of a standard Mercedes-Benz SL600 was just 5% less than a Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, it is unsurprising that the SL70 always was an extremely rare car; the engine upgrade alone cost roughly the equivalent of $60,000. Nevertheless, the reward was staggering: a hand-built 7.1-liter AMG-tuned version of the exquisite ...

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