Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Rennsportwagen (German Edition), Meilensteine des Motorsports, Band 2.
The 300 SL (W 194) is the first racing car with which Mercedes-Benz renewed its participation in international automobile racing in the postwar period. Top-ranking positions and triumphs, such as at the legendary twenty-four-hour endurance race in Le Mans or the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, are not a long time in the coming and as early as 1952 secure a place for the Stuttgart-based make in the worldwide motor sports scene. The racing car achieved particular fame for its unusual gull-winged doors, which turn the production sports car 300 SL, introduced in 1954 and directly derived from the W 194, into one of the lasting icons in automobile history. The book provides exhaustive and authentic documentation of the technical development of the W 194 based on extensive research in the archives of Mercedes-Benz Classic: all of the races as well as the biography of each individual vehicle are presented with the aid of in part unpublished images and illustrations. Its high-quality design as well as its exquisite features make the book a true collector’s item.
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Duits, hardcover met slipcase, 2015, 304 pagina’s. Edited by Mercedes-Benz Classic Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Classic. Text by Gunter Engelen.
ISBN 9783775740029. (German edition)
ISBN 9783775740036. (English edition)