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1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Chassis no. 198.043.5500486
Engine no. 198.980.5500487
Coachbuilder Mercedes-Benz
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1955
Manufacturing
From 1955
to 1956
Plate: 226Z2564
Country: DE
30th July 1955
1st and current interior
30th July 1955
1st and current body no. 198.043.5500019
Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
Type: Fixhead coupe
Colour: Silver
30th July 1955
1st and current chassis no. 198.043.5500486
30th July 1955
1st and current engine no. 198.980.5500487
Manufacturer: MERCEDES-BENZ (-)
Note: Type: NSL special sport version
August 1955
Owner: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Famous owner: Italian racing driver
From 25th August 1955
to 28th August 1955
Event: Stella Alpina
Locality: Trento (IT)
Race number: #210
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: 20th OA
From 1956
to 1970
Plate: MO-37464
Country: IT
From 28th April 1956
to 29th April 1956
Event: XXIII Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #452
Category / Group: Serie speciale da Turismo e Gran Turismo
Class: Oltre 2.000 cm3
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Co-Driver: Franco Bordoni (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Time: Start: 4.52'00"- Brescia-Roma: ritirati
29th April 1956
Event: III Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #452
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Co-Driver: Franco Bordoni (IT)
1st July 1956
Event: Bolzano - Mendola
Locality: Bolzano (IT)
Race number: #335
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: 9th OA
2nd September 1956
Event: VIII Coppa Intereuropa
Circuit: Autodromo Nazionale di Monza
Locality: Monza (IT)
Race number: #85
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNF
From 20th October 1956
to 21st October 1956
Event: Gran Premio Roma - 6 Ore di Castelfusano
Locality: Roma (IT)
Race number: #22
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
From 11th May 1957
to 12th May 1957
Event: XXIV Mille Miglia - Coppa Franco Mazzotti
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #432
Category / Group: Gran Turismo
Class: Oltre 2.000 cm3
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Co-Driver: Hans Bauer (DE)
Results / Prizes: DNF
Time: Start: 4.32'00"- Brescia-Roma: ritirati
12th May 1957
Event: IV Gran Premio Nuvolari della Mille Miglia
Locality: Cremona-Mantova-Brescia (IT)
Race number: #432
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Co-Driver: Hans Bauer (DE)
Results / Prizes: DNF
8th September 1957
Event: IX Coppa Intereuropa
Locality: Monza (IT)
Race number: #74
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
6th October 1957
Event: Trieste - Opicina
Locality: Trieste (IT)
Race number: #160
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: 3rd OA
15th May 1958
Event: International Auto Rennen Flugplatz Aspern
Locality: Vienna (AT)
Race number: #35
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNA
17th August 1958
Event: Internationales Auto und Motorradrennen am Flugplatz Zeltweg
Locality: Zeltweg (AT)
Race number: #89
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: DNA
5th October 1958
Event: Internationales Autorennen am Flugplatz Innsbruck
Locality: Innsbruck (AT)
Race number: #72
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
26th October 1958
Event: Campionati Sociali di Velocità Modena
Locality: Modena (IT)
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
5th April 1959
Event: Stallavena - Boscochiesanuova
Locality: Stallavena (IT)
Race number: #394
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: 5th OA
3rd May 1959
Event: Coppa Sant'Ambroeus
Locality: Monza (IT)
Race number: #195
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
28th June 1959
Event: Gran Premio della Lotteria di Monza | Coppa Esso
Locality: Monza (IT)
Race number: #40
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
Results / Prizes: 24th OA
4th September 1960
Event: Coppa Intereuropa
Locality: Monza (IT)
Race number: #79
Driver: Alberico Cacciari (IT)
22nd January 1963
Plate: ROMA-55217
Country: IT
1970
Owner: U. Schneider (DE)
From 1980
to 2014
Owner: Karl-Heinz Zepfel (DE)
1982
Bibliography: Unknown author, Mille Miglia 1982 , La Mille Miglia Editrice, n.p. 1982
October 1990
Bibliography: Orsini Luigi, Mille Miglia Una Corsa Italiana , Abiemme, n.p. 1990
2005
Bibliography: Curami Andrea, Mercedes-benz & Mille Miglia , Giorgio Nada Editore S.r.l., n.p. 2005
2008
Bibliography: Unknown author, Register Mercedes 300 Sl Coupè\gullwing , Unknown publisher, n.p. 2008
2013
Generic fact: Other photos
2013
Plate: 019
Country: BR
From 2014
to 2017
Owner: Bernardo Hartogs (GB)
From 23rd May 2014
to 25th May 2014
Event: Concorso Internazionale d'Eleganza di Villa d'Este
Locality: Cernobbio (IT)
Race number: #82
Class: H: Gentlemen Drivers.
Driver: Bernardo Hartogs (GB)
Results / Prizes: Mention of Honor in Class | Trofeo Foglizzo
From 5th September 2014
to 7th September 2014
Event: Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace
Locality: Londra (GB)
Category / Group: The Public Choice Award
Driver: Bernardo Hartogs (GB)
Results / Prizes: AIG Private Clients Award for the Most Historically Significant Car |
19th September 2014
Press review: Unknown author, "Rare Alloy Mercedes-benz 300 Sl Gullwing Wins The Public Choice At The 2014 Concours Of Elegance", Concoursofelegance.co.uk , 09-2014
21st September 2014
Press review: Unknown author, "Mercedes 300 Sl 1955 è O Clàssico Eleito Pelo Publico No Concours Of Elegance", Moto1.com , 09-2014
23rd September 2014
Press review: Unknown author, "Mercedes Gets Pubblic Vote At Concours Of Elegance", Telegraph.co.uk , 09-2014
24th November 2014
Press review: Unknown author, "Classic Gullwing Mercedes Is Pubblic's Choice", Mercedes-Benz Retail Group.co.uk , 11-2014
From 15th April 2015
to 19th April 2015
Event: Techno Classica Essen
Locality: Unknown city (DE)
Note: Displayed in the HK-Engineering area
From 14th May 2015
to 17th May 2015
Event: Mille Miglia
Locality: Brescia (IT)
Race number: #393
Driver: Bernardo Hartogs (GB)
Co-Driver: Hannes Mueller (DE)
Results / Prizes: DNF
16th June 2016
Press review: Edsall Larry, "New British Concours Slated July 2-3 At Heveningham Hall", Classiccars.com , 06-2016
2nd July 2016
Event: Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance
Locality: Heveningham (GB)
Driver: Bernardo Hartogs (GB)
From 2017
to currently
Owner: Private collection
28th November 2017
Record: Engine and Gearbox Numbers
November 2018
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Mille Miglia's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2018
December 2018
Bibliography: Dolcini Carlo, Orizzonte Perduto Mille Miglia 1947-1956 , Ela, n.p. 2018
2023
Bibliography: Binelli Sandro, Coppa Intereuropa's Chassis - The Ultimate Opus Volume I , Automotive Masterpieces Srl, Genova 2023