1952 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL W194
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The car featured here was the first of the 2nd group of type 194 cars constructed and completed in late spring of 1952 for use at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year. On the weekend of June 14-15, 1952, with the team of Hermann Lang and Fritz Riess driving, chassis 7 won the race, the first German car to achieve this result.
It was based on the success of this racer that Daimler-Benz was convinced by US importer Max Hoffman to produce a road-going version of this race car, the iconic 1954-57 300SL 'Gullwing' Coupe.
This is one of two W194s outside of the Mercedes Museum. The other one, 194/06, belongs to the same owner of this car. The current owner sent 194/07 to Mercedes-Benz Classic Center for restoration back to its original W-194 configuration. The original engine number 194/21 was obtained and reunited with the original chassis and the car was restored to its original Le Mans configuration.
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