300slr coupe

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