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1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Chassis no. 198.040.6500296
Engine no. 198.980.6500296
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz

Chassis

Current Chassis

From  1956

Chassis  198.040.6500296

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

Engine

Current Engine

From  1956

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  198.980.6500296

Engine Type  Rear

Fuel System Injection type  Mechanical direct injection, Bosch pump

Gearbox Number of forward speed  4

LSD  Y

Manufacturer  MERCEDES-BENZ

Maximum power  215 hp

Maximum power  5800 rpm

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Top speed  235 Km/h

Transmission Clutch  Dry single disc Hydraulic

Fuel Type  Petrol-Gasoline

Valves per cylinder  2

Valvetrain  OHC

Transmission Wheel drive  Rear wheel drive

Body

Current Body

From  1970

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  Silver

Wheels type  Steel

Height  1300 mm

Lenghth  4520 mm

Number of doors  2

Number of spare wheels  1

Number of wheels  4

Type of body  Fixhead coupe

Tyres Front size  6.50-15

Tyres Rear size  6.50-15

Unladen weight  1295 kg

Width  1790 mm

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Historical Body

From  1956

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  Black

Colours Description  Black DB40

Interior

Current Interior

From  1970

Cockpit/panels  Red

Hand drive  LHD - Left Hand Drive

Material  Leather

Number of seats  2

Seats  Red

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Historical Interior

From  1956

Cockpit/panels  Others

Material  Leather/cloth

Other colours  Rot mit MB-Tex cream, or red and cream plaid, interior

Seats  Rot mit MB-Tex cream, or red and cream plaid, interior