Already a distinguished breed, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR is a successor to the company’s most famous sports model W196. Its chassis, as well as the drivetrain, have been borrowed from the earlier iconic car. The only difference was that this car seated two persons, while the earlier one could seat only the driver. Their street-legal version of the 300 SLR with the gull-wing doors is already part of history.
It was 16th October 1955 and time had come to select the eventual winner. In the fore were 3 leading brands – Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Ferrari and the most popular brands among all the 64 participants. At the Circuito delle Madonie Piccolo race track, the competition began with 13 laps for the almost 1000 km race. By the time the race ended this model took the first three positions out of the 4.
Sir Stirling Moss along with Peter Collins driving the # 104 car came first with a time of 9hr 43 minutes, followed by Argentinian Juan Manuel and German Karl Kling with a timing of 9hr 47 minutes. A Ferrari 860 Monza took the 3rd place, but the 4th was taken up again by a 300SLR (driven by John Fitch & Desmond Titterington).
This product is MADE IN ITALY.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||5 x 2.5 x 2.5|
|Theme||Racing - F1 / GP|