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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Chassis no. 198.043.55000383
Engine no. 198.980.5500370
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz


Current Chassis

From  14th June 1955

Chassis  198.043.55000383

Dampers  Telescopic Type

Drum Brakes  Front-Rear Hydraulic Operation

Front Suspension  Unequal double wishbones and coil springs

Chassis Frame  Tubular Spaceframe

Rears Suspension  Swing Axle

Designer  Wilfert Karl

Steering  Recirculating ball

Steering: Hydraulic-assistance  N

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Wheel track front  1385 mm

Wheel track rear  1398 mm

Wheelbase  2400 mm


Current Engine

From  14th June 1955

Arrangement  Inline

Bore  85 mm

Stroke  88 mm

Compression Ratio  8.55 : 1

Cooling System  Water Cooled

Cubic displacement  2996 cc

Cylinders  6

Electrical equipment Volt  12

Engine  198.980.5500370

Engine Type  Front

Fuel System Injection type  Direct Injection, Bosch pump

Gearbox Number of forward speed  4


Manufacturer  MERCEDES-BENZ

Maximum power  240 hp

Maximum power  5800 rpm

Notes Fuel System  Special Bosch direct injection pump type PS6 R3, Bosch Venturi valve type EP/KL F3

Notes Engine  Type: NSL special sport version

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Top speed  210 Km/h

Fuel Type  Petrol-Gasoline

Valves per cylinder  2

Valvetrain  OHC

Transmission Wheel drive  Rear wheel drive


Current Body

From  14th June 1955

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  Silver

Wheels type  Steel

Height  1300 mm

Lenghth  4520 mm

Material  Aluminum

Number of doors  2

Number of spare wheels  1

Number of wheels  4

Body number  198.043.5500014

Type of body  Fixhead coupe

Tyres Front size  185R-15

Tyres Rear size  185R-15

Width  1790 mm


Current Interior

From  14th June 1955

Cockpit/panels  Red

Hand drive  LHD - Left Hand Drive

Material  Leather

Number of seats  2

Seats  Red