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When AMG entered their modified Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.8 in the Spa 24 Hours on 24 July 1971, nobody could have predicted the impact that this car would have on their company and motorsport at the time. Against all expectation, the 300SEL 6.8 went on to a class win and an incredible second overall behind a factory entered Ford Capri. ‘Die Rote Sau’ or ‘Red Sow’ as the car became affectionately known, instantly became an icon and put AMG firmly on the map as a Mercedes-Benz tuning company.

Over a number of years I have been collecting information and images of the 'Rote Sau', and have compiled this website to consolidate all the information that I have found randomly all over the internet into one place. 

This website covers the origins of the AMG 300SEL 6.8, the car's specification, it's racing history and the story behind the 'Rote Sau' replica that I have been building.

If you have any additional images or information to add, need anything corrected, or would like to be credited for any of the images, I would be very happy to hear from you. Please contact me directly on the Contact Page, or leave your comment in the Guestbook.

Grant Viljoen

Pretoria, South Africa

January 2020

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