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Rich Sufficool
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The Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR "Uhlenhaut" Coupe was the road legal variant of their last generation of "Silver Arrows" when Mercedes stopped their racing program in 1955 after a horrendous accident at LeMans left scores of people dead or injured. This classic gull-wing was Chief Designer and Engineer Rudolf Uhlenhaut was one of two built on a W196 chassis originally intended for the Mexican Carrera Panamerica race. He took this car for his personal use and fitted it with a huge muffler to quiet it down. The redesigned bodies on the two cars were the cleanest design of the 9 300SLRs built. The 180 mph coupe powered by its 3.0 liter straight 8 was the era's fastest sports car.

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Gavin
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beautiful model of an iconic car.  That huge side mounted muffler is crazy.

I couldn't swing a CMC, so got the Maisto, which is actually pretty good for a sub-$30 model.








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Chav
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Credit for mine goes to Marty, I had it in 1:24 but decided to buy the 1:18 CMC with red interior after he posted pictures here, if not mistaken I paid $250 on the secondary market. I think it was my first or maybe second (after Bugatti Atlantic) 1:18 CMC ...

Thanks @marty-johnson


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Bob Jackman
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I have the CMC version with muffler. The model never ceases to attract questions when tours come through looking at my collection.


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Christopher Moroni
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Posted by: @bob-jackman

I have the CMC version with muffler. The model never ceases to attract questions when tours come through looking at my collection.

".....when tours come through..."   Nice.  The pandemic closed down my tours; even my gift shop is closed. Nice to hear you're continuing operations.  ....and yes, "that muffler" is quite the conversation starter.


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