Mercedes-Benz 300 SL racing sports car (W 194), chassis number 2, 1952.
After the Second World War, Mercedes-Benz relaunched into international motorsport with the 300 SL racing sports car (W 194). The results were impressive: a triple victory in Bern, double victories at Le Mans and in the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico, quadruple victory at the Nürburgring. The vehicle shown here bears vehicle identification number 194 010 00002/52 and is the world’s oldest existing SL – it has been owned by the manufacturer since 1952. At that time, it was used, among other things, as a race training car at the Mille Miglia. The vehicle is seldom seen in public – so the special exhibition offers a real opportunity.
- Cylinders: 6/inline
- Displacement: 2,996 cc
- Output: 125 kW (170 PS) at 5,200 rpm
- Top speed: 240 km/h
- Production period: 1952
- Production numbers: 10