Mercedes-Benz Revamped the 1951 300SL

Clarissa January 12, 2012

Before the R231 SL Roadster’s release, Mercedes-Benz showed the 1951 300SL.

Guests at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show were able to view the 1952 LeMans race car with the 50 kilos lightweight, grid-type tubular frame, which became a famous backbone, not just of the W 194 and its production version launched in 1954 but also of the successful racing and racing sports cars of 1954/55. Under the hood was a then impressive 3.0 liter, 6-cylinder engine that produced 170 horsepower.

Marvel at the photos of the Mercedes 300SL at the gallery below.

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Comments (2)

  1. Reality check: the real 300SL cannot possibly weigh “only 50 kilos.” As the lable says, its weight is 1210 kg. Please correct the writeup.


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