Thieves trying to steal a Mercedes-Benz C111 show car have been foiled.
The car was destined for Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands when the transporter carrying it from Germany was broken into.
Although it suffered significant damage to its gullwing door and near side front wing, the robbery attempt was foiled, and the car - which has no engine - is now on display at Brooklands. The Mercedes C111 broke new engineering and design ground in 1969, using reinforced plastic materials for its bodywork.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s it ran in several engine configurations, including with wankel, turbo and diesel engines. It never made production.