Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

Milestones of Motor Sports, Vol. 1

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
Milestones of Motor Sports, Vol. 1

Ed. Daimler AG, Mercedes-Benz Classic, text(s) by Günter Engelen, graphic design by Sascha Lobe L2M3 Kommunikationsdesign

English

2015. 508 pp., 316 ills.

clouthbound, in slipcase

29.50 x 38.40 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4001-2

Outstanding vehicles from the history of Mercedes-Benz motor sports: volume 1 of the exclusive collector’s edition

Japanese binding, with silkscreen prints in white, numbered, and in a limited edition of 999

In 1955, Mercedes-Benz wins the sports car world championship with the racing car 300 SLR (W 196 S). In addition to the titles achieved that same year in the formula 1 world championship and the European touring car championship, this success is proof of the unprecedented dominance of a single manufacturer on the stage of international automobile racing. Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, the most successful drivers of their era, celebrate impressive double victories in the 300 SLR at the most demanding road races in the world, triumphs that continue to afford this unparalleled racing car lasting fame to this day. Based on extensive research in the archives of Mercedes-Benz Classic, this book provides exhaustive and authentic documentation of the technical development of the W 196 S. All of the races as well as the biography of each individual vehicle are presented with the aid of images and illustrations, some of which have never before been published. Its high-quality design and exquisite features make the book a true collector’s item. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-4000-5)

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