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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

Chassis no. 196.110-00004/55
Engine no. M196/60
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz
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1955
Manufacturing
1st January 1955
Owner: DAIMLER-BENZ AG (DE)
Famous owner: German car manufacturer
20th April 1955
Restoration: Frame S4 assembled, some of the connecting tubes of Avional. Elektron body, open,installed with two-seater windscreen. 1st dynamometer test (0 km).
20th April 1955
Current chassis no. 196.110-00004/55
20th April 1955
Current body by Mercedes-Benz
20th April 1955
Current engine no. M196/60
20th April 1955
Current interior
From 21st April 1955
to 5th May 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/60 (0-1988 km).
26th April 1955
Generic fact: Driven to Hockenheim for test drives (353 km).
1st May 1955
Plate: W216170
Country: DE
1st May 1955
Event: II Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #722
Category / Group: Sport
Class: Oltre 2000 cc
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Dennis Jenkinson (GB)
Results / Prizes: 1st OA / 1st CL
Time: 39'54''0
17th May 1955
Event: XVIII Internationales ADAC-Eifel-Rennen
Locality: Nurburgring (DE)
Race number: #2
Category / Group: Rennen V: Serien und Rennsportwagen
Class: Wagen über 1500
Driver: Karl Kling (DE)
Results / Prizes: 4th OA / 4th CL
Time: 1.50'07''8
Laps: 10 runden = 228,10 km
From 21st May 1955
to 1st June 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/58 (1988-2440 km).
21st May 1955
Restoration: After the Mille Miglia, test drive on the motorway to assess condition (body damaged, engine ok). Frame and boby inspected for cracks and straightened after Mille Miglia. Dynamometer tes. One-seater windscreen fitted (1968 km).
From 26th May 1955
to 28th May 1955
Generic fact: Practice for Eifel Race.
29th May 1955
Plate: W216172
Country: DE
3rd June 1955
Restoration: After Eifel Race upper cross-strut changed to steel. Installation of air brake with hydraulic cylinder No. 1 and control valve No. 1 (2400 km) .
From 3rd June 1955
to 9th June 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/65 (2440-2717 km).
6th June 1955
Restoration: Dynamometer test
From 8th June 1955
to 10th June 1955
Generic fact: Practice for Le Mans
From 10th June 1955
to 15th June 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/68 (2717-4671 km).
From 11th June 1955
to 12th June 1955
Event: Les 24 Heures du Mans
Circuit: Circuit de la Sarthe
Locality: Le Mans (FR)
Race number: #19
Class: Sport 3000 cc
Driver: Karl Kling (DE)
Co-Driver: André Simon (FR)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 27th July 1955
to 11th August 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/63 (4671-5071 km).
28th July 1955
Restoration: Frame inspected for cracks after Le Mans, installation of a steel upper cross-strut (4611 km)
29th July 1955
Restoration: Dynamometer test
5th August 1955
Restoration: Dynamometer test
From 5th August 1955
to 6th August 1955
Generic fact: Practice for Swedish Grand Prix
7th August 1955
Event: Grosser Preis von Schweden
Locality: Kristianstad (SE)
Race number: #2
Class: 1 - Specialsportvagnar
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Results / Prizes: 2nd OA / 2nd CL
Time: 1.18'14''
3rd September 1955
Restoration: Frame inspected for cracks after Swedish Grand Prix. Body inspected and straightened after Swedish Grand Prix (4937 km).
From 6th September 1955
to 23rd September 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/68 (5071-6265 km).
8th September 1955
Restoration: Dinamometer test.
From 15th September 1955
to 16th September 1955
Generic fact: Practice for Tourist Trophy
17th September 1955
Event: RAC International Tourist Trophy Race
Locality: Dundrod (GB)
Race number: #10
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: John Fitch (US)
Results / Prizes: 1st OA / 1st CL
Time: 7.03'11''
From 3rd October 1955
to 25th October 1955
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/64 (6265-7411 km).
3rd October 1955
Restoration: Frame inspected for cracks after Targa Florio and installa­tion of front steel struts for transmission and oil reservoir, Body inspected and straight­ened after Tourist Trophy (6165 km)
5th October 1955
Restoration: Dynamometer test
From 7th October 1955
to 15th October 1955
Restoration: Practice for Targa Florio
16th October 1955
Event: Targa Florio
Circuit: Piccolo Circuito Madonie
Locality: Cerda (IT)
Race number: #104
Category / Group: Sport
Class: Oltre 2000 cc
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Peter John Collins (GB)
Results / Prizes: 1st OA / 1st CL
Time: 9.43'15''
From 1955
to currently
Owner: Private collection
May 1986
Bibliography: Redaelli Alberto, Le Leggendarie Mille Miglia , Cassa Di Risparmio Di Verona E Belluno, n.p. 1986
1987
Bibliography: Marzotto Paolo, La Ferrari Alla Mille Miglia , Unknown publisher, n.p. 1987
1988
Bibliography: Lawrence Mike, The Mille Miglia: The World's Greatest Motor Competitions , Batsford B. T., n.p. 1988
From 5th May 1988
to 8th May 1988
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #197
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Konradt (DE)
Results / Prizes: 78th OA
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From 17th May 1990
to 20th May 1990
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #324
Race number: #197
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
October 1990
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Mille Miglia Una Corsa Italiana , Abiemme, n.p. 1990
From 2nd May 1991
to 5th May 1991
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #313
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Wooldridge (GB)
Results / Prizes: 69th OA
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From 21st May 1992
to 24th May 1992
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #300
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Wooldridge (GB)
Results / Prizes: 142nd OA
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From June 1993
to January 2000
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/70.
From 18th May 1995
to 21st May 1995
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #300
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Taylor (GB)
Results / Prizes: 184th OA
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From 14th May 1998
to 17th May 1998
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #300
Driver: Jochen Mass (DE)
Co-Driver: Reuter (DE)
Results / Prizes: 200th OA
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From 6th May 1999
to 9th May 1999
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #300
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Moss (GB)
Results / Prizes: 104th OA
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From January 2000
to May 2003
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/64.
From 25th May 2000
to 27th May 2000
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #225
Driver: Jochen Mass (DE)
Co-Driver: Schrempp (DE)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
From 17th May 2001
to 19th May 2001
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #198
Driver: Jochen Mass (DE)
Co-Driver: Ulrich Ritter (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
May 2003
Restoration: Installation engine no. M 196/60.
From 22nd May 2003
to 25th May 2003
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #209
Driver: Jochen Mass (DE)
Co-Driver: Weckerle (DE)
Results / Prizes: 169th OA
From 6th May 2004
to 9th May 2004
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #300
Driver: Jochen Mass (DE)
Co-Driver: Wiescher (DE)
Results / Prizes: 158th OA
2005
Bibliography: Curami Andrea, Mercedes-benz & Mille Miglia , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 2005
From 19th August 2005
to 21st August 2005
Event: ## Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races
Locality: Monterey (US)
Race number: #722
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Co-Driver: Jay Leno (US)
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
21st August 2005
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Race number: #722
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
2007
Bibliography: Pritchard Anthony, Mille Miglia: The World's Greatest Road Race , Unknown publisher, n.p. 2007
June 2008
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Mille Miglia Sconosciuta. Il Passaggio Di Roma 1955 , Silea Grafiche, n.p. n.d.
2010
Bibliography: Mazzetti Pietro, Intelligenza Coraggiosa, Coraggio Intelligente - Club Mille Miglia Franco Mazzotti , Gruppo Editoriale Delfo, n.p. 2010
21st August 2011
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Unknown city (US)
Race number: #722
Note: Exhibition (not raced)
2015
Bibliography: Acerbi L., Mille Miglia Immagini Di Una Corsa - A Race In Pictures , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 2015
From 15th April 2015
to 19th April 2015
Event: Techno Classica Essen
Locality: Unknown city (DE)
Race number: #722
From 14th May 2015
to 17th May 2015
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #722
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
Results / Prizes: NC
From 25th June 2015
to 28th June 2015
Event: Goodwood Festival of Speed
Locality: Goodwood (GB)
Race number: #722
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
16th August 2015
Event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
Locality: Carmel-by-the-Sea (US)
Race number: #722
Driver: Stirling Moss (GB)
December 2018
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Orizzonte Perduto Mille Miglia 1947-1956 , Ela, n.p. 2018
November 2020
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume Ii , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2020
2022
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Targa Florio's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2022