Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Racing Cars 1952-1953

Mercedes-Benz 300SL  Racing Cars 1952-1953
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583880678
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
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In 1952, Mercedes-Benz astonished the world with its 300SL sports-racing cars, sleek coupes with startling, gull-wing doors. Based on the 300S production model but installed in a radical, tubular space frame, the 300SL was a tour de force of lightweight aerodynamic design. The later production 300SL has been well chronicled, the 1952 racing model has not, until now.

This book portrays the amazing achievements of these tough cars and their epic victories at Le Mans and in the Carrera Panamericana. Extensive, unpublished photography superbly and intimately captured by Rodolfo Mailander show the 300SL at the Mille Miglia, Berne, Nurburgring and Le Mans. Rare Daimler-Benz archive photos also show the prototype, designed and built for the 1953 season and never raced.

Every fan of racing and Mercedes-Benz will relish the pictorial revelations of this book. 

The author

Karl Ludvigsen is widely known and respected in the automotive world for his research and reporting on all aspects of motoring and motor sports. This has come about through his studies of engineering and industrial design as well as his positions with GM, Fiat and Ford and his leadership of a motor-industry management-consulting company. He has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. As author, co-author or editor he has some five dozen books to his credit, all concerning cars and the motor industry, his life-long passion. Ludvigsen has received 60 awards for his works’ high standard of writing and research. He lives in Suffolk, England.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781583880678
Illustrations: B&W Ill: 120
Size: 10.25 in x 8.5 in x 0.375 in / 260.35 mm x 215.9 mm x 9.525 mm
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