Mercedes-Benz have been searching through public archives and reaching out to current and former owners for interesting, historic or iconic photographs featuring their automobiles – It’s resulted in a huge array of fascinating images coming out of the woodwork, some of which I’ve included below.

My favourite is the picture below of Karl Kling’s collision with a vulture at over 155mph, the accident left co-driver Hans Klenk with pretty significant facial injuries – the vulture was said to be a little worse for wear. After replacing the windscreen, the mechanics famously fitted 8 metal bars over the glass to prevent further incidents of a similar nature.

If you’d like to see more from the Mercedes-Benz Perfect Moments series you can click here to visit the official site.

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