years ago we came across a copy of a 1967 S C C A rule book. We noticed
that a 250SL was classified as an F Production car. We contacted S
V R A (Sportscar Vintage Racing Association) and H S R (Historic Sportscar
Racing, Ltd) and asked if it was possible to run a car like this with
them. They said yes.
they told us that, we literally ran out back of our shop and pushed that
rough, rusty SL in the shop, gutted it completely, sent it to the local
stock car guru and had a six point roll cage installed.
brought the car back to the shop, we installed componants from various
other salvage cars, put in a racing fuel cell, Kirkey racing seats,
5 point racing seatbelts and a fire extinguisher. We welded the hardtop
in place and installed lexan glass in the rear and sides. The wheels
are from an early 80's diesel which are aluminum. We stripped the
paint and polished them. We installed 225 x 14 yokohama tires and
went racing. S V R A classified it in group 3F. H S R as a 2H. The
car competes against cars such as Triumph TR-4, MGB, 4 cyl 914 Porsche,
Lotus Cortina, Fiat 124, Austin Healy 100-6 and 3000's, some Morgan's.
by F & S Enterprises
racing is a great way to spend a weekend. The vintage racing crowd
is a friendly and fun crowd. A 230-250-280SL makes a very unique,
safe and reliable vintage racer. It won't necessarily win, but that
isn't the objective of vintage racing anyway, the objective is to
have a fun time involving an interesting sport with people who have
the same interests as you.
Star Restorations also built this 190SL race car.
anyone would like to have more information on Vintage Racing. you
email to Silver