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Replica Of The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Available In The Market

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR is considered as among the winningest race car in the history of the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut was responsible for the development of the 300 SLR, which is unfortunately associated with the most disastrous motorsport accident in history. The accident resulted to the death of eighty-three people in 1955. Around 120 people were also injured in the accident in Le Mans that compelled the company to give up on sponsoring motorsports events. The company only returned to sponsoring events in the 1980s. The disaster at Le Mans was not enough to stain the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR legend. The race car was able to… Continue Reading »

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Rare 1955 300 SLR Graces Portland Art Museum Exhibit

Starting now until September 2011, US-based enthusiasts will get to see 16 of the rarest cars produced from the 1930s to the mid 60s. Holding court at the Portland Art Museum will be Mercedes’ 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster and the very rare 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, as only three were ever built. The 1955 300 SLR is one of the most iconic sports racing cars ever built and is widely accepted as being one of the most beautiful. Winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia race, the SLR featured a body fabricated from magnesium sheets and was powered by an 8-cylinder powerplant from a Grand Prix race car. This particular… Continue Reading »

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