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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

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

Chassis

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

Engine

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

LSD  Y

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

Body

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

Interior

Current Interior

From  14th June 1955

Cockpit/panels  Red

Hand drive  LHD - Left Hand Drive

Material  Leather

Number of seats  2

Seats  Red