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

722 | Number made fammous by Sterling Moss in his 300 SLR and the resurgence of the Silver Arrow

1955 Mercedes Benz 300 SLR MM | W196S | Sport-Leicht Rennsport | Super-Light Racing | Mille Miglia | 2.5L 8 cyl 310 bhp | Top Speed 300 kph 186 mph | Sports Racing Car used in the World Sportscar Championship | One of the best racing cars of its time | Only 9 units were ever built

No 722 300SLR driven by Sterling Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia race while Juan Manuel Fangio took 2nd place | The SLRs took 1st and 2nd place in the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod and at the Targa Florio in Sicily | Due to points gained the races, the 300SLR won the 1955 World Sportscar Championship for Mercedes

While Fangio in a 300SLR was leading the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans, one of the other 300SLRs driven by Pierre Levegh crashed, killing 82 and injuring more than 100 spectators | That remains the
highest-fatality accident in motorsport history

Unfortunately, the racing career of the 300SLR was prematurely ended and its full potential as a Race Car was never realized, when Mercedes, due to the incident at Le Mans, withdrew from Motorsport until the mid-1980

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR | W196R | Sports Leicht Rennsport - Sports Light Racing | The W196 was the Mercedes-Benz F1 car used in the 1954 and 1955 Formula One seasons | Driven by Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss, it won 9 of 12 races in that season | Known during the Auto Union Grand Prix races of the 1930s as Silberpfeil or Silver Arrows, the term was used again due to the dominance of the W196R