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  Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Competition Coupe
 

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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1952
Numbers built:10 (Coupe and Roadster)
Internal name:W194
Successor:Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Roadster
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 30, 2012
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Chassis 000 02 One of two 300 SL prototypes built by Rudolph Uhlenhaut, chassis 000 02 is the oldest example in existence today. During its day, it was mainly used for testing purposes and as a result retains the original door-less configuration. Retained by Mercedes-Benz, it was recently >>>

Chassis 000 05/52 Chassis 000 05 was one of the eight 300 SLs used by the factory Mercedes-Benz team during the 1952 season. It was raced to fourth by veteran racer Rudolf Caracciola in the Mille Miglia and to a second in the Carrera Panamericana by Hermann Lang. Retained by Mercedes-Benz, th>>>

Chassis 000 06/52 This W194 300 SL was extensively used by the factory throughout the 1952 season. Perhaps its most memorable appearance came at the official test for the 24 Hours of Le Mans where it was fitted with a roof-mounted air-brake. The results of the test were quite disastrous as th>>>

Chassis 000 07/52 Chassis 07 was built new for the all important 24 Hours of Le Mans. A very consistent drive brought Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess a victory in the legendary endurance race after all the competition had failed. It was subsequently driven to victory at a race on the Nürbur>>>


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