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The wings of the Uhlenhaut SLR

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR | Uhlenhaut Coupe | W196S | Sports Leicht Rennsport - Sports Light Racing | Fixed Head Coupe | Chassis No 0007/55 | 3.0L M 196 S Inline 8 310 hp | Top Speed 284 kph 176 mph

Based on the W196 Mercedes-Benz F1 car used in the 1954 and 1955 Formula One seasons | After the tragic incident at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Mercedes-Benz withdrew from Motorsport and two of the nine W196s were made into road-legal sports cars | Uhlenhaut SLR was the fastest production car of the period

Top 10 Cars from the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance [SLIDESHOW] http://ift.tt/1au6ccU

This year’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was memorable not only for its impressive array of historical vehicles and double-decade milestone, but because the legendary racecar driver Stirling Moss attended as a guest of honor. He was enjoying a special milestone of his own at the 20th annual Amelia concours: the 60th anniversary of his 1955 Mille Miglia win behind the wheel of the famed Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, setting a record that stands to this day. The following 10 cars are some of our favorites from the show and include a selection of racecars driven …