1969 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL news, pictures, and information
The formula for the design of this limited production 'Bankers Hotrod' was the merging of the world-leading 300 SEL Air Sprung Sedan with the engine of the Olympian 600 Grand Mercedes.
The car has under gone an extensive restoration and is driven and enjoyed by the current owner on the track, highway and rally courses thru-out PA.
Chassis Num: 10901812002533
|Sold for $16,500 at 2007 RM Auctions.|
This example has been treated to a recent restoration. It was ordered from the factory with a long list of upgrades and special features. It was brought to the 2007 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction presented by RM Auctions, where it had an estimated value of $20,000 - $30,000. It was offered without reserve and sold for $16,500 including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2007
|75 years ago: triple victory for Mercedes-Benz in Tripoli|
|• Spectacular launch of the W 154 'Silver Arrow'
• Hermann Lang is victorious on the Mellaha course in Libya
Stuttgart – A triple victory was secured for Mercedes-Benz and the then new W 154 twelve-cylinder racing car on 15 May 1938. Hermann Lang won the Tripoli Grand Prix, ahead of fellow drivers Manfred von Brauchitsch and Rudolf Caracciola. This one-two-three win launched a season that saw Mercedes-Benz dominate European racing – a season in which Caracciola would also be cr...[Read more...]
|MOTOR SPORT'S FINEST HOURS WITH MERCEDES-BENZ CLASSIC|
|- Jochen Mass pilots 300 SLR 'Uhlenhaut Coupé' - Goodwood Festival of Speed: the unique motor sport festival will celebrate its twentieth anniversary At the Goodwood Festival of Speed (11 to 14 July 2013), Mercedes-Benz Classic will draw a good deal of attention to itself by presenting legendary racing cars. There will be a taste of this at the Goodwood Press Day: racing driver Jochen Mass will be piloting the 'Uhlenhaut Coupé', the closed version of the 300 SLR (W 196 S) racing car. 'The...[Read more...]|
|1955 Tourist Trophy: One Last Victory|
|The tragedy at Le Mans on the 11th of June, 1955 would dramatically affect motor racing. For one of the manufacturers involved, Mercedes-Benz, it would be a confirmation of what it had already come to believe. Toward the end of the 1955 season it was known Mercedes-Benz would withdraw from all motor racing having achieved just about everything possible in Formula One and sportscars. However, on the 18th of September, there would be one last race in which the mighty Silver Arrows would be gunning...[Read more...]|
|1955 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Tragic Vision|
|In the fog of war, the potential for friendly fire increases dramatically. And in such horrible moments a truly tragic scene develops that is every bit as terrible as the act of friendly troops being cut down by their own. Often a time of blame and finger-pointing, instead of honesty and commitment to stand together, is the immediate result. Unfortunately, such a scene would be about to unfold on the 11th of June, 1955. However, amidst the chaos and the tragedy, one man would see his way forward...[Read more...]|
|Mercedes-Benz Classic at the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix|
|• Revival of the mountain race from the 1930s • Mercedes-Benz SSK and W 125 at the start • 92 bends, 14 hairpins, 15 kilometres and a 1300-metre altitude difference The Grossglockner mountain race was one of the most prestigious motor sports events of the 1930s. This year it will be revived with the 2012 Grossglockner Grand Prix to be held from 20 to 22 September 2012 and Mercedes-Benz will be there with some famous cars. In 1938, the brand took part for the first time. As a classic c...[Read more...]|
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