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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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Current Chassis

From  30th July 1955

Chassis  198.043.5500486

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

Technical Specifications and History  Y

Online  Y - E' visibile

Wheel track front  1385 mm

Wheel track rear  1435 mm

Wheelbase  2400 mm


Current Engine

From  30th July 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  198.980.5500487

Engine Type  Front

Fuel System Injection type  Direct Injection, Bosch pump

Gearbox Number of forward speed  4


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  260 Km/h

Fuel Type  Petrol-Gasoline

Valves per cylinder  2

Valvetrain  OHC

Transmission Wheel drive  Rear wheel drive


Current Body

From  30th July 1955

Coachbuilder  Mercedes-Benz

Colour  Silver

Designer  Wilfert Karl

Height  1300 mm

Lenghth  4520 mm

Material  Aluminum

Number of doors  2

Number of wheels  4

Body number  198.043.5500019

Type of body  Fixhead coupe

Tyres Front size  6.50-15

Tyres Rear size  6.50-15

Width  1790 mm


Current Interior

From  30th July 1955

Hand drive  LHD - Left Hand Drive

Number of seats  2