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Old 04-12-2005, 08:56 PM
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In 1955, the Daimler-Benz racing department created a speedy transporter to take racing cars to the racetrack or defective racing cars back to the plant for repairs both in next to no time. With this vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz team caused a stir even off the racetracks. On the extended frame of the luxurious Mercedes-Benz 300 S, this utility vehicle was powered by the 192 hp three-liter engine from the 300 SL Gullwing super-sports car, which accounted for its impressive top speed of 165 km/h.

Since the original had been scrapped in the late 1960s, the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center set up a true-to-the-original replica of the transporter with steel/aluminum bodywork in several years of painstaking work.

Technical data

Number of cylinders: 6
Displacement: 2,996 cc
Output: 192 hp at 5,500/min
Weight: 2,100 kg
Top speed: 165 km/h
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