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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Sports Car: Milestones of Motor Sports, Vol. 2

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Classic: all of the races as well as the biography of each individual vehicle are presented with the aid of in part unpublished images and illustrations.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

Packaged within two outer hard card wallets.
ISBN13:9783775740036 Number of Pages: 302 (Double Page) Packaged Dimensions: 300x385mm Format: Hardback Publisher: Hatje Cantz Release Date: 2015-09-02

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About Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Racing Sports Car: Milestones of Motor Sports, Vol. 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.

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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. 

Packaged within two outer hard card wallets.

  • ISBN13:9783775740036
  • Number of Pages: 302 (Double Page)
  • Packaged Dimensions: 300x385mm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Hatje Cantz
  • Release Date: 2015-09-02

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