It is rare for any vehicle that has belonged to Ronnie Peterson to be sold. Now a Mercedes that once belonged to the Swede is for sale at an auction company.
Some time ago Bytbil told about a Formula 3 car that has belonged to Ronnie Peterson . It is quite unusual for some vehicles that have belonged to the greatest Formula 1 driver of all time to come from Sweden, but now there is actually another vehicle for sale at Collecting Cars – the Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5.
The Mercedes is of the W108 generation and is a 1971 model year. Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V8 engine that produces about 200 horsepower. The power to the rear wheels goes via a three-speed automatic transmission. All in all, the car has traveled 5,626 miles.
The car is painted in silver gray metallic and has a sticker on the back with Ronnie’s helmet as a motif. The interior is covered in blue cloth while parts are in vinyl. The dashboard is in black. It rides on 14-inch chrome steel wheels with hubcaps in the same color as the exterior.
Costs at least 20,000 euros
The Mercedes is equipped with double front headlights, yellow-tinted fog lights, cassette stereo, controls for ventilation and heating, as well as an electrically maneuverable sunroof. In addition to the car itself, the purchase receipt with Ronnie Peterson’s signature is included, some service invoices, a photo of Ronnie Peterson and other interesting documents, such as correspondence with the March Formula 1 team.
The owner is not aware of any previous damage to the body which is considered to be in good condition, although the front bumper needs some love. There is also a small stain just below the boot lid, and very small dents on the rear center strip. The interior is in good condition, although there is minor wear and some slight discoloration consistent with the age of the car. The last inspection was carried out on 10 March 1999.
If you are interested in making an offer, you have until tomorrow. At the time of writing, the leading bid is 20,000 euros, equivalent to 219,000 kroner.
Ronnie Peterson, who finished second in the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship twice, was killed in a crash during the Italian GP in 1978.