1952 Mercedes 300 SL Returns to Panamericana

March 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Before you get too excited we have to clarify the Gullwing is not coming back for racing!

The legendary SL will temporarily come out of Mercedes’ “Races and Records” museum to join the 2010 SLS AMG Gullwing to set off once again along a part of the original route through Central America.

1952 Mercedes 300 SL Returns to Panamericana 1952 Mercedes 300 SL

The winner of 3rd Carrera Panamericana race must be very proud of its grandson, the SLS, that it will publicizing along the way!

The 52 300 SL driven by Karl Kling and co-driver Hans Klenk won the race, a long-distance event covering 3111 kilometers, against strong international competition at an average speed of 165.011 km/h. Second to cross the finishing line, also driving a Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, were Hermann Lang and co-driver Erwin Grupp.

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