It was on the suggestion of Mercedes-Benz's USA distributor that the SL300 was created. Austrian born Maximilian Edwin Hoffman suggested to Mercedes to create a powerful car that would be parallel to the SL300 racing car (W194) and at the same time that offers all the comforts of a luxurious car.
A Mercedes-Benz 300 SL sponsored by the Daimler Benz team participated at the 20th edition of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe, France. Driven by Germans, Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess, this car won the race after running 277 laps on 15th June, 1952.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|