Thieves attempt to steal rare Merc concept en route to Brooklands

A rare concept car destined for Mercedes-Benz World in Brooklands almost never made it after thieves targeted the vehicle's transporter during its cross-channel journey.

The Mercedes-Benz C111 - a futuristic gullwing concept used to showcase new engines in the 1970s - was waiting to board the ferry when the crooks struck.

The attempted theft was ultimately foiled, but not before the precious show car sustained damage to its near side front wing and one of its doors.

It's not clear what intentions these master criminals had for the concept car, but they certainly weren't going to drive it off the transporter - the C111 now on display at Brooklands has no engine in it.
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