CMC Mercedes-Benz Race Car Transporter 1954-1955

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Mercedes-Benz Racing Car Transporter, 1954
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Description

In 1954 a special and uniquely hand built vehicle appeared from the workshops of Daimer-Benz: the Mercedes-Benz racing car transporter. With its deep blue colored Daimler-Benz paintwork, the soft curves of the chassis and a max speed of 170 km/h it caused just as much wonderment as the racing cars W 196 and 300 SLR on the loading bed.

After Daimler-Benz withdrew from Formula 1 racing at the end of 1955 this vehicle disappeared from the public view. Sadly the original was scrapped in 1967.

At the beginning of the 1990’s Daimler-Benz recalled this souvenir and under the direction of the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center a replica of the original was again constructed, bringing the solitaire “back to life”.

On the occasion of the 100 year company anniversary parade for the brand Mercedes-Benz in 2001, the racing car transporter was presented to an excited public at the Festival of Speed in Goodwood in South England.

 

Technical data of the original vehicle: • 6-cylinder in-line-engine (300 SL) • Fuel direct injection • Maximum output: 192 hp at 5.500 rpm • Displacement: 2.996 cm3 • Topspeed: 170 km/h • Wheel Base: 3.050 mm • Lenght: 6.750 mm • Width: 2.000 mm • Total weight: 2.100 kg

 

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