Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Panamericana, 1952

 23,482 Inclusive of Tax

A Dream Coming True for Mercedes Fans and Motorsports Enthusiasts

For Alfred Neubauer, the head of the Mercedes-Benz racing department, only one victory was missing — winning the Carrera Panamericana,a long distance race in Latin Amercia. With four competition cars and a team of 35 service people, the crew flew to Mexico in November 1952.

The engine displacement of the 300 SL had been increased to 3.1 liters, producing 177 hp. Kling’s car collided with a vulture 50 km a head of the finish, which broke the windshield. The windshield was then protected by a metal grid, and Kling, in car No.4, took first place. Herrmann Lang in car No.3, also a Mercedes 300 SL, finished in second place.

TECHNICAL DATA OF THE ORIGINAL VEHICLE:

6-cylinder in-line-engine, overhead camshaft
Fuel supply: injection pump
Transmission: 4-speed synchromeshed

Maximum output: 177 hp at 5,400 rpm
Displacement: 3,100 ccm
Top speed: 257 km/h
Wheel base: 2,400 mm
Track front: 1,330 mm
Track rear: 1,445 mm

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