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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Rennwagen: Meilensteine des Motorsports

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Manufacturer: Hatje Cantz
Author: Günter Engelen
Product number: 9901991200
ISBN : 978-3775740029
Stock status: Low stock
Price: 99,00 € *
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An english version of this title is available with the article number 9901991201.


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 re-search 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Classic: all of the races as well as the biography of each individual vehicle are presented with the aid of in part unpublished images and illustrations.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.

Technical details:
Publisher: Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Classic
Author: Günter Engelen
Format: 29.5 x 38.4 cm, Linen Hardcover with slipcase
Pages: 600
Illustrations: 313
Language: German
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