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Country of origin:Germany
Produced in:1955
Numbers built:7
Internal name:W196S
Predecessor:Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Competition Coupe
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:July 24, 2015
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Chassis: 00004/55
Chassis 00004/55 is by far the most successful and famous 300 SLR constructed. It was used by Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson to take the legendary win in the 1955 Mille Miglia. Moss subsequently drove the car to victory in the Tourist Trophy and Targa Florio with John Fitch and Peter Collins as co-drivers respectively. It was retained by the factory and has since been regularly demonstrated. Chassis 00004/55 is seen here during the 2005 Monterey Historic Races and Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at two of its final public outings. On the 50th anniversary, Moss drove talk-show host and prominent car-collector Jay Leno around Laguna Seca. When the new Mercedes-Benz museum was opened, there was talk of the car being retired from public use but it has since been regularly shown and displayed at events all around the world.

Chassis details
Last known location Mercedes-Benz Classic
Appearances

2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Techno Classica 2015 Techno Classica
2015 Techno Classica 2015 Techno Classica 2015 Techno Classica 2015 Techno Classica
2015 Techno Classica 2015 Techno Classica 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (92) Chassis (7) 00004/55 Specifications User Comments (1)