Thursday, June 16, 2011

1955 300 SLR Showcased at the Portland Art Museum Exhibit

Two of Mercedes-Benz’ car models are being showcased at the Portland Art Museum. The event is showing 16 of the rarest cars produced from the 30s to 60s.

Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR 1955 model, only had three cars built. It is chosen to represent the world’s finest cars as in the year it was launched, it was recognized as the most beautiful and popular race car after winning the 1955 Millie Miglia. The high-speed car was maneuvered by Stirling Moss and took it to the finish line on the top spot.

The car had 3L, eight cylinder engine and an aerodynamic body made from light magnesium alloy. Other than that, Rudolf Uhlenhaut, the developer of the vehicle, designed it to have a “desmodromic valve actuation and fuel injection” which, at that time was such a hit. The racing car has a top speed of 300km/h and had power of 310HP.

Another Mercedes-Benz car featured in the event is the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster.
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