Driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut W196S coupe

Hans Hermann driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe W196S from 1955
Hans Hermann driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe W196S from 1955
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Driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut W196S coupe

300 SLR is a fantastic and pretty exclusive car conceived by Rudolf Uhlenhaut, chief Mercedes engineer. The 300 SLR engine is fantastic & reliable (and loudest ever!). Mind banding performance, top speed and handling for machine from year 1955 are impressive still today. Don’t forget, the 300 SLR car uses a formula one chassis and f1 engine making it the fastest car in its days, way faster than any Porsche or BMW from that era.

Driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe – behind the wheel is Hans Hermann, racing driver for Mercedes in 1950’s.

Hans Hermann driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe W196S from 1955
Hans Hermann driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut coupe W196S from 1955

Imagine to drive a legend like 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Mercedes Benz coupe from 1955. Only two were ever made, one in red and the other in blue leather interior – mkaing them both extremley valuable for Mercedes Benz.

CMC Mercedes SLR Uhlenhaut 1955 1:18 scale miniature diecast model car
CMC Mercedes SLR Uhlenhaut 1955 1:18 scale miniature diecast model car

Uhlenhaut had a long association with the Mercedes Benz racing programme of the ’30s and ’50s, he developed and tested the racing cars and was well known for his high driving skills (positioned side by and some say he was even better than Mercedes racing drivers). One thing is for sure, Uhlenhaut is best known for his road legal version of the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR race car – with only two examples build and both in existance today (owned by Mercedes-Benz Classic, one of them can be admired at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart).

Don’t fancy driving 300 SLR Uhlenhaut anytime soon.

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