1/24 Model Set Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Uhlenhaut Coupé)


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Brand: Revell

This is a 1/24 Revell plastic kit to build a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Uhlenhaut Coupé).

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SortPlastic kit
MotifSport car
Plastic partsn/d
Historical period1955
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic parts for 1 kit | Decals | Paints | Brush | Glue | Instructions

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The road-legal 300 SLR racer known today as the Uhlenhaut Coupé was once the personal driver of its designer, Mercedes motorsport chief Rudolf Uhlenhaut.

Prior to the Le Mans accident he had ordered two of the nine W196s chassis built to be set aside for modification into an SLR/SL hybrid. The resulting coupé featured a slightly widened version of the SLR's chassis, with signature 'gull-wing' doors still needed to clear its spaceframe's high sill beams.

Before the project could be seen through, however, Mercedes announced a planned withdrawal from competitive motorsport at the end of 1955, in the works even before Le Mans. The hybrid program was abandoned, leaving Uhlenhaut to appropriate one of the leftover mules as a company car with only a large suitcase-sized muffler added to dampen its near-unsilenced exhaust pipes.

With a maximum speed approaching 290 km/h (180 mph, 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé easily earned the reputation of being the era's fastest road car. A story circulates that running late for a meeting Uhlenhaut roared up the autobahn from Munich to Stuttgart in just over an hour, a 137 mile/220 km journey that today takes two-and-a-half.
US auto enthusiast magazine Motor Trend road tested the car, as did two English journalists from Automobile Revue, who spent more than 2,000 miles (3,200 km) behind its wheel. After a high-speed session at four o'clock in the morning on an empty section of autobahn outside Munich the latter wrote: "We are driving a car which barely takes a second to overtake the rest of the traffic and for which 120 mph on a quiet motorway is little more than walking pace. With its unflappable handling through corners, it treats the laws of centrifugal force with apparent disdain."

Their only regret was that "we will never be able to buy [the car], which the average driver would never buy anyway.".

The Uhlenhaut Coupé has been preserved by Mercedes and is displayed at its corporate museum in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart. It's unknown what became of its sibling.

This is a 1/24 Revell plastic kit to build a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Uhlenhaut Coupé).


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1/24 Model Set Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Uhlenhaut Coupé)

1/24 Model Set Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Uhlenhaut Coupé)

Brand: Revell

This is a 1/24 Revell plastic kit to build a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (Uhlenhaut Coupé).

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