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RickKap
11-18-2004, 04:09 AM

Kaptain
06-08-2005, 08:00 PM
check here for the SLR racecar

http://fast-autos.net/mercedes/mercedes300slr.html

Only two Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupes were ever built.

http://fast-autos.net/mercedes/mercedes300slrcoupe.html

http://photos.velocityjournal.com/images/full/2003/s2003091001/mb195x300slr7801.jpg

http://www.classics.com/images01/pb01-23.jpg

Kaptain
07-07-2005, 09:14 PM
Stirling Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia in this Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2050627.003/2050627.003.Mini1L.jpg

http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2050627.003/2050627.003.Mini9L.jpg

http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2050627.003/2050627.003.Mini14L.jpg

http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2050627.003/2050627.003.Mini10L.jpg

Kaptain
08-04-2005, 05:45 PM
Mercedes made racing history with its straight-8 engine of 1954-55. Highly advanced for its day, it featured direct fuel injection into each cylinder at a time when everyone else was still using carburetors. Even more unique was its "desmodromic" valve system, which did away with conventional valve springs in favor of a second cam lobe, which pulled the valves closed. This eliminated "valve bounce" and allowed drivers to mistakenly over-rev without damage. Another distinctive trait: the long, inline-8-cylinder engine was tilted over to keep the hood low.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/04.jpg

It first raced as a Formula One engine (seen in front-view photo) with a displacement of 2.5 liters and a maximum power of 290 hp. It powered Juan Manuel Fangio to the world championship in both 1954 and 1955. For 1955's sports car (side-view photo) displacement went to 3.0 liters and power to just over 300 hp. Note the inboard front drum brakes, which connect to the wheels with half-shafts -- Mercedes intended to try all-wheel-drive on these cars, but never did.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/05.jpg

Mercedes-Benz's 300SLR was the dominant sports-racer of 1955 and one of the greatest in history. It won that year's Sports Car Championship thanks to three victories by Stirling Moss in this very car. Restored to its Mille Miglia-winning trim, including the no. 722 it bore that May Day, the "Silver Arrow" often participates in the modern commemoration event called the Mille Miglia Storica. Here Le Mans winner Jochen Mass and a lucky passenger blast through the sun-drenched scenery of Tuscany in 2003.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/01.jpg

Mercedes 300SLR
The Maestro himself, Sir Stirling Moss, recently took the author on a lap of Virginia International Raceway in old no. 722. Moss says the 300SLR was a difficult car to drive, but an unbeatable one.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/03.jpg

Number 722 is one of the most important of Mercedes' many race winners, and is kept healthy with frequent exercise. Here it does some aerobics during a 2003 Open House at the automaker's Classic Center restoration facility in Stuttgart.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/06.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/07.jpg

Rudi Uhlenhaut's "Fishing Car." The legendary Mercedes engineer, who also was a talented race driver, had coupe bodies put on two 300SLRs. He may have been planning to race them at Le Mans in 1956, but the company put its competition plans on hold at the end of '55. So Uhlenhaut drove these fuel-injected, desmodromic-valve, F1-bred racers on the street.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/08.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/09.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/13.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/15.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/16.jpg

VIR 2004, and Sir Stirling gives rides in his Mille Miglia winner.

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/19.jpg

http://www.autoweek.com/files/specials/galleries/300slr/images/22.jpg

jim496
08-08-2005, 12:31 PM

Kaptain
09-02-2005, 12:52 AM
http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/slide/pb2005/4971.jpg

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/images/slide/pb2005/4972.jpg

Kaptain
10-17-2005, 04:23 AM
http://fast-autos.net/events/05historics/142.jpg

Kaptain
10-29-2005, 06:23 PM
http://fast-autos.net/events/05pebblebeach/209.jpg

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Kaptain
12-06-2005, 12:01 AM
http://www.supercars.net/gallery/119513/4/536.jpg

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Kaptain
12-28-2005, 09:33 PM
http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-1954-1957-Mercedes-Benz-300SL-Gullwing-Coupe.htm

http://media.autobild.de/bild/1/6550a178a10e8a98c56da6de9611b401_1.jpg

Kaptain
12-30-2005, 06:13 PM
Check this link

http://www.stirlingmoss.com/

Mercedes made racing history with its straight-8 engine of 1954-55. Highly advanced for its day, it featured direct fuel injection into each cylinder at a time when everyone else was still using carburetors. Even more unique was its "desmodromic" valve system, which did away with conventional valve springs in favor of a second cam lobe, which pulled the valves closed. This eliminated "valve bounce" and allowed drivers to mistakenly over-rev without damage. Another distinctive trait: the long, inline-8-cylinder engine was tilted over to keep the hood low.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=4&Maxw=600

It first raced as a Formula One engine (seen in front-view photo) with a displacement of 2.5 liters and a maximum power of 290 hp. It powered Juan Manuel Fangio to the world championship in both 1954 and 1955. For 1955's sports car (side-view photo) displacement went to 3.0 liters and power to just over 300 hp. Note the inboard front drum brakes, which connect to the wheels with half-shafts -- Mercedes intended to try all-wheel-drive on these cars, but never did.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=5&Maxw=600

Mercedes-Benz's 300SLR was the dominant sports-racer of 1955 and one of the greatest in history. It won that year's Sports Car Championship thanks to three victories by Stirling Moss in this very car. Restored to its Mille Miglia-winning trim, including the no. 722 it bore that May Day, the "Silver Arrow" often participates in the modern commemoration event called the Mille Miglia Storica. Here Le Mans winner Jochen Mass and a lucky passenger blast through the sun-drenched scenery of Tuscany in 2003.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=1&Maxw=600

Number 722 is one of the most important of Mercedes' many race winners, and is kept healthy with frequent exercise. Here it does some aerobics during a 2003 Open House at the automaker's Classic Center restoration facility in Stuttgart.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=6&Maxw=600

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=7&Maxw=600

Rudi Uhlenhaut's "Fishing Car." The legendary Mercedes engineer, who also was a talented race driver, had coupe bodies put on two 300SLRs. He may have been planning to race them at Le Mans in 1956, but the company put its competition plans on hold at the end of 1955. So Uhlenhaut drove these fuel-injected, desmodromic-valve, F1-bred racers on the street. Mercedes-Benz pulled out of the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans after Pierre Levegh crashed at over 150 mph and killed over 70 spectators during the race. A Jaguar D-Type won the race, but few celebrated.

check these links

http://members.aol.com/healeypics/lemans.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/11/newsid_3726000/3726535.stm

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=8&Maxw=600

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Note the intricate lockout mechanism that controlled gear shifting to prevent driver error.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=12&Maxw=600

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=13&Maxw=600

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http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=15&Maxw=600

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Stirling Moss gives rides in his Mille Miglia winner at VIR in 2004.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=19&Maxw=600

It used to have a 3-spoke steering wheel.

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=20&Maxw=600

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=22&Maxw=600

http://cwimg.us.publicus.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Avis=CW&Dato=20051213&Kategori=PHOTOS03&Lopenr=512130806&Ref=PH&Item=24&Maxw=600

Kaptain
12-31-2005, 07:40 PM
Pierre Levegh drives his Mercedes-Benz at the Le Mans race on July 16, 1955. Levegh takes a turn here just before the fatal crash.

http://motortrend.artehouse.com/images/image/sizeC/SKU0001-03xx/0001-0389.jpg


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