A look inside the Benz museum
From a wonderful 50s SLR that never was to Ringo Starr’s old AMG: pick your favourite from all these…
Posted: 10 Jan 2013
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut-Coupe
Interesting one, this. Yes, it's biblically desirable and can turn your senses into a giddying pool of lust. But it was actually developed as a hardtop version of the SLR racer for the 1956 season. Never used - because Benz pulled out of motorsport in 1955 - it then led a stately life as the company car of Merc's head of testing, Herr Rudolph Uhlenhaut. Beats having a C220 CDI on fleet, right?