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With only two units manufactured, the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe is not only one of the rarest cars in the world, but also one of the most expensive. Blogger Supercar Blondie got a chance to check it out and share some of its most unusual details.

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR is known as roadster that dominated the racetracks in the fifties of the last century.In fact, in 1955 this car He won all the races Who participated in it and finished. He is best known for winning the Mille Miglia Award in the same year with Sir Stirling Moss at the wheel. During this race, Moss and the 300 SLR set a new average speed record: 157.650 km/h It is 900 miles long from the Italian peninsula.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

The coupe version was also built for racing, and in fact the letters SLR in its name indicate “ultra-light racing”. These are not just words: the body of this car is made entirely of alloy magnesium, which makes them very light and expensive to manufacture. Today, auto builders are preferred carbon fiber, which is also very light and strong, but at the same time much cheaper and less fire-resistant.

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Unfortunately, the 300 SLR Coupé never made it to the tracks of the fifties, and that was the reason The Tragedy of Le Mans 1955A clash between several fireballs resulted in the death of 83 Onlookers and wounded a more than 180. It was precisely one of these cars that was the 300 SLR, and Mercedes-Benz decided to completely withdraw from motorsport.

This means that the Project 300 SLR Coupe is dead. Only two test units were built. Rudolf Ullenhout, Head of Motorsports at Mercedes-Benz, took over one of the two units as company car For personal use, which he drives on a daily basis.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Today, Mercedes-Benz keeps these wonderful machines in its collection at the Museum. It is estimated that the price of each of these cars is in the vicinity 100 million dollars, highlights blogger.

Special Features of 300 SLR

Being a racing car, all technical solutions have been implemented in the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR in search of high performance Without thinking about comfort. An example is the location of the pedals, which are separated by a transfer case in the middle of the room.

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Another feature that stands out on the pedals is the gas pedal coating, which It’s leather. This also has a functional explanation, which is that it gave a better grip to the pilot’s foot. Likewise, leather was used in other parts of the interior not to add luxury, but because it was one of the most durable materials at the time.

The gearbox is also very peculiar for production cars, and even more so for any modern car. To be able to change gears You need to press a button On the lever, in order to be able to reverse the gear, the limiter that the gearbox has must first be removed manually.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Another aspect that cannot be seen in ordinary cars is the central braking system. To save weight, Mercedes engineers chose not to install a braking system on each wheel separately, as is the case today. Another advantage this system gave this racing car was that it allowed the brake weight to be moved to the front and center of the car, improving its maneuverability.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe - Sputnik Mondo

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Coupe

The number 300 in the name of the car refers to its engine eight cylinders row size three liters. It generates a power of 310 horsepower, even more than Formula 1 racing cars at the time, and allows it to reach 290 km/h. Despite being the fastest car of its era, the 300 SLR didn’t have seat belts.

The exhaust system is quite brutal, because it does not have a muffler, and the noise it makes It’s overwhelming. In fact, Uhlenhaut sustained permanent damage to his ears after driving a 300 SLR for a long time.

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