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Mercedes-Benz 300SL: 1952-53

Mercedes-Benz 300SL: Racing Cars 1952?1953

by Karl Ludvigsen

Softcover, 10 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in.
128 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-58388-067-8
Price: $24.95

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Based on extensive unpublished photography at the Mille Miglia, Berne, Nürburgring and Le Mans, superbly and intimately captured by Rodolfo Mailander, this book portrays the amazing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.

Mercedes-Benz 300SL: 1952-53
Mercedes-Benz 300SL: 1952-53
Wholesale Case Quantity: 1
BSIN: H662
ISBN: 1-58388-067-4 (ISBN-10)
ISBN: 978-1-58388-067-8 (ISBN-13)
Karl Ludvigsen
Karl Ludvigsen

In addition to his motor industry activities as an executive (with GM, Fiat and Ford) and head of a consulting company, Karl Ludvigsen has been active for over 50 years as an author and historian. As an author, co-author or editor he has some four dozen books to his credit. Needless to say, they are all about cars and the motor industry, Karl's life-long passion.

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