Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Racing Cars 1952?1953
10 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.
Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Racing Cars 1952-1953
In 1952 Mercedes-Benz astonished the world with its 300SL sports-racing cars, sleek coupes with their startling gullwing doors. Based on the 300S production model installed on a radical tubular space frame, the 300SL was a tour de force of lightweight aerodynamic design. While the later production 300SL has been well chronicled, the 1952 racing model is less well-known.
Based on extensive unpublished photography at the Mille Miglia, Berne, Nürburgring and Le Mans, superbly and intimately captured by Rodolfo Mailander, this book portrays the amazing achievements of these tough cars and their epic victories at Le Mans and in the Carrera Panamericana. Rare Daimler-Benz archive photographs also show the prototype, never raced, designed and built for the 1953 season. Every fan of racing & Mercedes-Benz will relish the pictorial revelations of this book.
ISBN: 1-58388-067-4 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-1-58388-067-8 (ISBN-13)