Who’s been driving the Mercedes C111 concept around London?

It’s a rare museum-grade concept, built in the 1970s as a testbed for Mercedes’ latest technology. So what was it doing on the road in London last week, and who was the lucky driver?

You might remember the hilarious promotional video for Berlin Fashion Week 2015 we featured a few months ago, which gave a starring role to one of the Mercedes-Benz C111 concepts. Well, last week saw the event take place in London – and also saw the same C111 test its real-world credentials in the heart of the Capital. Street-spotter Renato Viani captured the unrepeatable image of the automotive unicorn passing Harrods in Knightsbridge, driven by a mechanic from the Stuttgart museum in which the car normally resides. It will next be seen in public at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, albeit as a static display.

Photo: Renato Viani

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