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 Extensive, unpublished photography superbly and intimately captured by Rodolfo Mailander show the 300SL at the Mille Miglia, Berne, Nurburgring and Le Mans.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 respected as a close and knowledgeable observer of, and participant in, the world motor industry. In addition to his industry activities as an executive with GM, Fiat and Ford and head of a consulting company, he has been active for over 60 years as an author and historian. As an 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. Many have been garlanded for their high standard of writing and research. An American, he lives in the UK, in Suffolk.

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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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