Mercedes-Benz Transporter

1967 - Mercedes-Benz 0317

Mercedes-Benz Transporter

By far the largest, not to mention most imposing vehicle in the ROFGO Collection, this magnificent Mercedes-Benz 0317 was the transporter for the Gulf-JW Automotive team in 1971.

It was acquired directly from the Porsche works team, who had commissioned Stuttgart based company Robert Schenk to build it. It was to be the vehicle that carried the Gulf-JWA Porsche 917s to Le Mans that year - including the ROFGO Collections's chassis '026'.

It lived an interesting life after this too, returning to Porsche, going on to be re-liveried in Martini, Essex and Rothmans colours - used right through to the 962 era. It then moved to the USA and, after being sold on, deteriorated quickly.

It has since been restored to its Gulf Livery - at which point the various colour schemes were re-discovered under the layers of old paint.