Decorative object - Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR - 1955 - Greatest Sportscar - 1955 (1 items)

Description
Decorative object - Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR - 1955 - Greatest Sportscar - 1955 (1 items)
As New - 70x50 cm,

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (W196S) was an iconic 2-seat sports racer.
Designated "SL-R" (for Sport Leicht-Rennen, eng: Sport Light-Racing, later condensed to "SLR"), the 3-liter thoroughbred was derived from the company's Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula One racer. It shared most of its drivetrain and chassis, with the 196's fuel-injected 2,496.87 cc straight 8 bored and stroked to 2,981.70 cc and boosted to 310 bhp (230 kW).
The W196s monoposto driving position was modified to standard two-abreast seating, headlights were added, and a few other changes made to adapt a strictly track competitor to a 24-hour road/track sports racer.
Two of the nine 300 SLR rolling chassis produced were converted into 300 SLR/300 SL hybrids. Effectively road legal racers, they had coupé styling, gull-wing doors, and a footprint midway between the two models.

Lot details
Type of Object
Decorative object
Qualification
Reproduction/replica
No. of items
1
Model/ Title
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR - 1955 - Greatest Sportscar
Condition
As new
Year (youngest object)
1955
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