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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Chassis no. 198.040.5500611
Engine no. 198.980.5500651
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz


Current Chassis

From  1955

Chassis  198.040.5500611

Dampers  Telescopic Type

Drum Brakes  Front-Rear Hydraulic Operation

Front Suspension  Unequal double wishbones and coil springs

Fuel tank capacity  130 litre

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  1435 mm

Wheelbase  2400 mm


Current Engine

From  1955

Arrangement  Inline

Bore  85 mm

Stroke  88 mm

Compression Ratio  8.55 : 1

Cooling System  Water Cooled

Cubic displacement  2966 cc

Cylinders  6

Electrical equipment Volt  12

Engine  198.980.5500651

Engine Type  Front

Fuel System Injection type  Direct Injection, Bosch pump

Gearbox Number of forward speed  4


Manufacturer  MERCEDES-BENZ

Maximum power  215 hp

Maximum power  5800 rpm

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  1955

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  White

Wheels type  Steel

Height  1300 mm

Lenghth  4520 mm

Number of doors  2

Number of spare wheels  1

Number of wheels  4

Body number  198.040.5500591

Type of body  Fixhead coupe

Tyres Front size  6.50-15

Tyres Rear size  6.50-15

Unladen weight  1160 kg

Width  1790 mm


Current Interior

From  1955

Cockpit/panels  Red

Description  Red with black piping.

Hand drive  LHD - Left Hand Drive

Material  Optional leather

Number of seats  2

Seats  Red