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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 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 the pressure created by the wing in upright position caused the support-structure to buckle. Mercedes-Benz later used a more effective application of the air-brake on the 300 SLR. Chassis 06 was recently completely restored by the factory for its American owner. It is seen here at its post-restoration 'debut' on the Hall & Hall stand of the 2009 Retromobile show.

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