1952 Mercedes Benz 300 SL racing heritage can be traced back in early days in 50’s. The 300 SL was meant for racing with its unique chassis and aerodynamic features. It is powered by 3.0 L Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) which produce 212 horsepower fitted with 4-Speed manual gearbox.
The most iconic features in 300 SL is their Gull Wing door opening style. Due to the unique chassis, the engineers have to design the door in such a way. The Gull Wing features still continue with the up to date SLS AMG.
The Mercedes Benz 300 SL started to participate in racing event in 1952. They had claimed quite numbers of winning including the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Bern Bremgarten, Eifelrennen at the Nurburgring and Mexico Carrera Panamericana.
In Mexico Carrera Panamericana, although they had an incident that capable to stop them from continuing the race, they determine to continue the race and they claimed the 1st and 2nd positions, Make it one of the remembered racing event for Mercedes Benz.