World's only street-legal Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Waxenberger. Producing 320bhp, hitting 270 km/h in 1969. Was used to deliver mail... quickly
World’s only surviving street-legal Waxenberger. Located in Vehoniemi, Finland, today this car belongs to the Urpo Lahtinen Foundation. It was used and owned by the producer of the Finnish “Smile” maganize, the “Magazine emperor” Urpo Lahtinen who died in 1994. It was used in Finland’s first drag racing event in 1975, beating American big-block muscle cars in the street-legal category, and during the winter Urpo used to race the car on frozen lake ice.
The Emperor used the Waxenberger on his daily drive to work, and sometimes he used the car to deliver magazines and mail during night. Imagine, driving through the dark Finnish forests in 1969 hitting speeds close to 180 km/h.