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MERCEDES-BENZ 300 SLR model
In 1:12 scale sync with the original Mercedes design of Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the model commemorates the 1955 manufacturer’s win of the World Sportscar Championship title.
In excellent condition, #722 is presented in a wood and Plexiglas case and measures 14 ¼ l. x 5 ¾ w. x 3 ¾ h.
Erwin Goldschmidt (1916-1970) acquired in the late 1950’s in England
Anthony Goldschmidt (1942-2014) by descent 1970
In its day, the Mercedes 300 SLR (W196S) was the fastest road car in the world (180mph). Only nine were produced, tragically not all survived, but thankfully #722 is preserved under the auspicious care of the MB corporate museum in Sindelfingen, outside Stuttgart in Germany. The legendary race car driver Sir Stirling Moss with co-driver and British motor racing journalist Denis Jenkinson won the 1955 Mille Miglia in #722, setting an unbeaten event record of 97.96 mph average speed over 990 miles. Moss with Team Mercedes, including teammate Juan Manuel Fangio, dominated the 1955 European racing circuit with multiple victories at the Sicilian Targa Florio, the Irish Tourist Trophy at Dundrod, the Swedish Grand Prix and Eifelrennen in Germany.
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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster #722